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Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Health Disparities

Research Ethics Grand Rounds, The Merrimon Lecture
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Location: Old Clinic Auditorium 4008
Wylie Burke

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Medical Genetics). Her work focuses on the ethical and policy implications of genetic information in research and health care. She co-directs the Northwest-Alaska Pharmacogenomics Research Network, a research partnership involving universities and tribal communities in Alaska, Montana and Washington. Dr. Burke received a PhD in Genetics and an MD from the University of Washington. She trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington, where she was also a Medical Genetics Fellow. Dr. Burke is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians. She is a past President of the American Society of Human Genetics and was the 2013-2014 Presidential Chair at the University of California San Francisco.