For Immediate Release
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
At UMDNJ-School of Public Health
Nationally Recognized Expert on Human Genome Visits UMDNJ
Dr. Georgia Dunston will discuss the Human Genome
Project at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
(UMDNJ) on Thursday, Feb. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will
be held at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave.,
Rosemary Gellene Room, in Newark.
The program entitled the "Human Genome Project" is being sponsored
by the Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at
the UMDNJ-School of Public Health and it is the fourth presentation
in a distinguished lecture series.
Dr. Dunston is professor and chair of the department of microbiology
at the Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
She is a founding director of the National Human Genome Center
where she established the Human Immunogenetics Laboratory. Dr.
Dunston will offer ethical and multicultural perspectives and
for understanding the Human Genome Project and human genome variation.
She will describe social issues and genetic factors that contribute
to diseases that disproportionately affect diverse populations.
To obtain information from the Institute for the Elimination
of Health Disparities at UMDNJ, call (973) 972-4383.
WHAT: Human Genome Project Presentation
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 12, from noon to 2 p.m.
WHERE: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue, Rosemary Gellene RoomNewark, New Jersey