A Working Group of the NIH Advisory Committee to the Director is in its final stages of developing a report on the soon-to-be-launched U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative. That report is slated to be released on September 17, after which various implementation steps will begin. Expect to hear more about these exciting developments in future editions of The Genomics Landscape! Also, the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR) will hold its fall meeting starting on Monday, September 21 at 10:00 AM. To watch my Director's Report, as well as other portions of the NACHGR meeting, visit genome.gov/GenomeTVLive.
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, I highlight the new NHGRI Brochure. See various details below, along with other information items that I hope will be of interest to you.
Specifically, September's The Genomics Landscape features stories about:
All the best,
Throughout its history, NHGRI has been committed to sharing details of its organization and scientific programs with the scientific community and the general public. The Institute has typically communicated its scientific vision through more detailed 'strategic plans' - crafted in collaboration with the research community and published in the scientific literature. These strategic plans have been largely crafted for a scientific audience. To reach a broader audience, the Institute recently developed a new 'eye-catching' NHGRI Brochure. The brochure provides various information about NHGRI as an organization - our history, our core values, our compelling research portfolio, and our various other programs - in a format targeted for a broad audience.
Despite being ~25 years old, NHGRI has never had an 'Institute-wide' brochure. The new publication highlights NHGRI's past, present, and future roles in the field of genomics. It opens with background information for readers - including a welcome message, genomics primer, a description of the benefits of genomics research, a history of the field, and an overview of the Institute's organization.
The brochure outlines NHGRI's core values that shape how we pursue our mission and formulate our priority research areas of Genome Structure and Function (understanding how the genome works); Genomics and Human Disease (establishing the role of genomic variants in heath and disease); Genomic Medicine (using genomic information to advance medical care and human health); and Genomics and Society (addressing the societal impact of genomic advances). The greater part of the brochure describes in general terms these four priority areas, illustrating NHGRI activities in each area through 'research spotlights' that highlight specific programs and initiatives.
The brochure also features other important areas for NHGRI: Genomics and Data Science and Training in Genomics. The brochure's final section - Future Horizons - focuses on NHGRI's "fundamental and core belief that genomics offers great promise and hope for improving the human condition."
The brochure also features some of the numerous collaborative activities in which NHGRI is involved. NHGRI remains committed to working with others in moving the field of genomics forward through interactions with the Smithsonian Institution, the NIH Clinical Center, the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, the Precision Medicine Initiative, many NIH Common Fund programs, and other NIH Institutes/Centers.
It is my hope that this new brochure will help to share the excitement of genomics and NHGRI with a wide variety of groups. A PDF version of the brochure is available at genome.gov/27561939. In addition, 'just off the press' printed copies are available - please contact email@example.com to request a copy(s).
NHGRI Has Lost One of Our Own - Elizabeth Thomson
Longtime NHGRI Extramural Program Director Dr. Elizabeth Thomson passed away in July. Elizabeth was a pillar of NHGRI's Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program for two decades. From an early career in nursing, Elizabeth moved into genetic counseling and then founded the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. During her time at NHGRI, she championed the ELSI Research Program and became a valued resource for the genomics community. She will be greatly missed.
Statement on NIH Efforts to Focus Research to End the AIDS Pandemic
Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Monthly Newsletter
NHGRI's Dr. Carolyn Hutter Featured as a Sammie Award Finalist
Vote for Service to America Medals People's Choice Award
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Newsletter
New Application Package Required for "Emerging Global Leader Award"
Request for Information: Strategies for Simplifying NIHs Grant Application Instructions
ASSIST for Institutional Training and Career Development (Ts and K12), Other Training Grants (Ds), and Various Research Applications
HHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Contract Solicitation
Phase II SBIR Grants for Extended Development, Hardening, and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science
Emerging Global Leader Award
Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications
Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications
Discovery of Genetic Basis of Monogenic Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders
September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Human Phenotyping on a Population Scale
Research Reveals Unintended Consequences of Inappropriate Medical Food Use in Managing Patients with a Type of Metabolic Disorder
Cellular Factors that Shape the 3D Landscape of the Genome Identified
Flipping a Genetic Switch on Obesity?
Genetic Landscape Can Impact Treatment for Children with Rare, Aggressive Cancer
Gene Therapy and the Biological Treatment of Hearing Loss
Seventy-Fifth Meeting: National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research - September 21, 2015
ENCODE 2015: Research Applications and Users Meeting
LabTV: Curious About the Microbiome
LabTV: Curious About Genetics of Deafness
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Last Updated: September 30, 2015
Posted: August 4, 2008