The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The African Diaspora: Integrating Culture, Genomics and History

The African Diaspora
September 12, 2013

Baird Auditorium
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20560

The National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of Natural History held a full-day symposium that brought together scholars, scientists and practitioners from various disciplines who are exploring the African Diaspora throughout historical, cultural and genomic lenses with the purpose of understanding a person's ancestry and how that impacts individual health and collective identity.

The symposium's objectives were to foster interdisciplinary dialog on what we can learn about:

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  Topic Speaker(s)
1 Welcome and Introductions
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Kirk Johnson, Ph.D.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
NHGRI

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Smithsonian National Museum of African American

Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.
NHGRI
 
2 Setting the Stage for Understanding Ancestry of African Americans (Panel)
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Moderator: Corey Dade
The Root

Panelists:
  • Sarah Tiskoff, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Linda Heywood, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Michael Blakey, Ph.D., College of William and Mary
3 Genealogical Methods: Using Historical Records (Introduction)
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William Pretzer, Ph.D.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
4 Library of Congress African American Collections
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Ahmed Johnson
Library of Congress
5 African American Genealogical Research at the National Archives
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Damani Davis
National Archives and Records Administration
6 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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Steven Fullwood
Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
7 Using DNA to Explore Ancestry (Introduction)
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Mark Shriver, Ph.D.
Penn State University
8 Synthesizing Genetic and Genealogical Data to Elucidate African American Ancestry
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Jake Byrnes, Ph.D.
Ancestry.com
9 Inference of Ancestry of African Americans from Autosomal DNA
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Joanna Mountain, Ph.D.
23andMe
10 Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry
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Rick Kittles, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
11 Using DNA to Explore African Ancestry (Panel)
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Panelists:
  • Rick Kittles, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Joanna Mountain, Ph.D., 23andMe
  • Jake Byrnes, Ph.D., Ancestry.com
  • Mark Shriver, Ph.D., Penn State University
12 Identity and Genetics (Introduction)
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Yolanda Moses, Ph.D.
University of California, Riverside
13 The Social Life of DNA
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Alondra Nelson, Ph.D.
Columbia University
14 Consuming Genetic Ancestry
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Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Stanford University
15 Ancestry and Health (Introduction)
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Charles Rotimi, Ph.D.
NHGRI
16 Medical Importance of Ancestry Training
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Esteban Gonzales Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.
University of California, San Francisco
17 The Confounding of Ancestry and Health
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Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
18 Population Genetics in the Personal Genome Era
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Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D.
Stanford University
19 Ancestry and Health (Panel)
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Panelists:
  • Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Esteban Gonzales Burchard, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
  • Charles Rotimi, Ph.D., NHGRI
20 Arts, Ancestry and Culture (Introduction)
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Johnetta Cole, Ph.D.
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution
21 Arts, Ancestry and Culture
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Cheryl Finley, Ph.D.
Cornell University
22 Arts, Ancestry and Culture
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Carla Williams, M.F.A.
Rochester Institute of Technology
23 American Cypher Project
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Mendi Obadike, Ph.D.
Pratt Institute

Keith Obadike, M.F.A.
William Patterson College
24 Report of the American Society of Human Genetics Ancestry (Introduction)
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Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.
NHGRI
25 Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference
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Malia Fullerton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
26 Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference
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Charmanine Royal, Ph.D.
Duke University
27 Report from the ASHG Roundtable on Genetic Ancestry Inference (Panel)
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Moderator: Malia Fullerton, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Panelists:
  • Charmaine Royal, Ph.D., Duke University
  • Michael Bamshad, M.D., University of Washington

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