2005 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Schedule of Experts

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2005 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Schedule of Experts

A listing of NHGRI experts who answered questions in the Online Chatroom on April 25, 2005
Time Expert Research Area/Focus
8 - 9 a.m. Vence Bonham, J.D.
Chief
Education and Community Involvement Branch
Associate Investigator
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
The ethical, legal, social and policy implications of genomic discoveries, particularly health professionals' and lay persons' understanding of race, ethnicity and genetics.
Belen Hurle, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Genome Technology Branch
Science Educator
Education and Community Involvement Branch
Generating data for use in developing and refining computational tools for comparing genomic sequence from multiple vertebrate species.
9 - 10 a.m. Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Director
NHGRI
Mapping and sequencing eukaryotic genomes and developing approaches that use the resulting data to study biological problems.
Bob Nussbaum, M.D.
Chief
Genetic Disease Research Branch
Acting Chief
Inherited Disease Research Branch
Determining the development of genetic diseases, such as Parkinson's disease.
Kim Kaphingst, Sc.D.
Investigator
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head
Communication Research Section
Developing ways to communicate information about genetics and genomics to the general public.
Kris Wetterstrand, M.S.
Program Analyst
Division of Extramural Research
Working with the Sequences, Maps and Bacterial Artificial
Chromosome (BAC) Libraries Program and the ENCODE (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements) project.
10 - 11 a.m. Donna Krasnewich, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Clinical Director
NHGRI
Investigator
Medical Genetics Branch
Investigating diseases resulting from abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates.
Colleen McBride, Ph.D.
Chief
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head
Public Health Genomics Section
Developing new interventions to promote changes in people's behavior in ways that will lower their risk of developing certain diseases.
Jean McEwen, J.D., Ph.D.
Program Director
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Program and the International HapMap Project
Working with the HapMap: a catalogue of human genetic variation that is speeding the search for genes involved in common diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Heidi Parker, Ph.D.
Postdoc
Cancer Genetics Branch
Comparing the dog genome to the human genome in an effort to answer questions about disease in both dogs and humans.
11 a.m. - noon Don Hadley, M.S., C.G.C.
Investigator
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Researching the components of a genetic counseling session, including how people are informed of genetic disorders and how they make decisions regarding genetic testing.
John Hodges, M.S.
Scientific Program Analyst
Division of Extramural Research
Working with the Knockout Mouse Project and the Minority Action Plan.
Jean Jenkins, R.N., Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Advisor
Office of the Director
Conceptualizing and developing national initiatives in the area of health professional education regarding the clinical application of genomics discoveries.
Noon - 1 p.m. Holly Peay, M.S., C.G.C.
Associate Director
Genetic Counseling Training Program
National Institutes of Health
Working with psychiatric genetic counseling.
Nate Sutter, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cancer Genetics Branch
Comparing the dog genome to the human genome in an effort to answer questions about disease in both dogs and humans.
Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D.
Program Director
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Program
Complex traits, behavioral and community research.
1 - 2 p.m. Sarah Anzick, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cancer Genetics Branch
The characterization of genetic changes in human cancer cells using high-throughput technologies to identify genes and gene pathways that are important in human colorectal cancer.
Sara Hull, Ph.D.
Director
Bioethics Core
Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Understanding public attitudes and preferences regarding genetics research and genetic technology
Aideen McInerney, M.S.
Genetic Counselor
Inborn Errors and Cell Biology Section
Genetic Disease Research Branch
The genetics of Parkinson's disease (PD).
2 - 3 p.m. Vence Bonham, J.D.
Chief
Education and Community Involvement Branch
Associate Investigator
Social Behavioral Research Branch
Ethical, legal, social and policy implications of genomic discoveries, particularly health professionals' and lay persons' understanding of race, ethnicity and genetics.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
NHGRI
Senior Investigator
Genome Technology Branch.
Identifying and understanding genes involved in human disease, including type II diabetes.
Phyllis Frosst, Ph.D.
Science Policy Analyst
Policy and Program Analysis Branch
Investigating genetic discrimination, direct to consumer marketing of genetic tests and pharmacogenomics.
3 - 4 p.m. Joy Boyer
Senior Program Analyst
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program
Overseeing the ELSI grants that use the tools and expertise of the humanities to examine the impact of genetics and genetic research on the human condition.
Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Special Advisor to the Director
Health Policy Analyst
Policy and Programs
Analysis Branch
NHGRI
Preparing background materials and other supporting documents for the Director's activities and special projects. Also actively follows bioethical policy developments both within the United States and abroad.
Phyllis Frosst, Ph.D.
Science Policy Analyst
Policy and Program
Analysis Branch
Researching genetic discrimination, direct to consumer marketing of genetic tests and pharmacogenomics.

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