The NHGRI Genomic Medicine Working Group is a subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research that explores and advises on issues related to the adoption of genomic medicine.
The NHGRI Genomic Medicine Working Group arose from genomic medicine implementation efforts outlined by the 2011 NHGRI Strategic Plan. The working group will continue to advise NHGRI especially with how the Institute should work on the items identified in the 2020 NHGRI Strategic Plan. The working group will help accomplish this by identifying existing gaps and future opportunities that need to be explored to help generate the evidence for genomic medicine implementation. One way this is accomplished is by organizing genomic medicine meetings that bring together genomics researchers, clinicians, and other experts involved with the implementation of genomic medicine programs. The meetings focus on issues surrounding the adoption of genomic medicine and help shape future projects in genomic medicine.
In addition to planning the genomic medicine meetings, the working group provides guidance to NHGRI in other areas of genomic medicine implementation, such as outlining infrastructural needs for adoption of genomic medicine; identifying related efforts for future collaborations; identifying research, education, and implementation gaps in genomic medicine; publicizing key genomic medicine advances; and reviewing overall progress in genomic medicine implementation.
Carol Bult (Jackson Labs) (former NACHGR member)
Rex Chisholm (Northwestern) (former NACHGR member)
Patricia Deverka (Deverka Consulting) (current NACHGR member)
Geoff Ginsburg (Duke) (former NACHGR member)
Gail Jarvik (University of Washington)
George Mensah (NHLBI)
Mary Relling (St. Jude's)
Dan Roden (Vanderbilt) (former NACHGR member)
Marc Williams (Geisinger)
Eric Green (NHGRI)
Teri Manolio (NHGRI)
Robb Rowley (NHGRI)
Publicizing Key Genomic Medicine Advances
Genomic medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. The NHGRI Genomic Medicine Working Group is compiling a list of interesting advances and helpful educational resources in genomic medicine.Learn More
Last updated: December 2, 2020