SXSW EDU 2020
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Genomics in a Sea of Societal Issues
How do you increase the genomic literacy of a nation against the background of busy lives and complicated societal issues like poverty, health disparities, discrimination, and historical trauma? We will discuss the complexity of genomics in the LGBTQ+ community; creating an informed public in Flint, Michigan amidst a public health water crisis; how adoptees are leveraging direct-to-consumer genetic tests; and how gene/environment interactions and historical trauma have affected Native Youth.
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- Learn about how the community viewpoints of a federal working group is integral to fulfilling the mission of a federal genomics institute.
- Understand successful engagement and bi-directional learning approaches in working to increase genomic literacy in populations.
- Learn about cultural and ethical considerations in educating and working with diverse populations about genomics.
- Kimberly Jacoby Morris, Education Specialist, National Human Genome Research Institute
- Kellan Baker, Centennial Scholar, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
- Erik Stegman, Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth
- Ella Greene-Moton, CBOP Community Ethics Review Board, Administrator Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center; Methodology Core, Community Director Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions; SEPA - Community Activities Manager, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Center for Public Health and Community Genomics
Kimberly Jacoby Morris, Education Specialist, National Human Genome Research Institute