NHGRI hosts symposium on disability and genomics
For Immediate Release
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a two-day symposium addressing historical and present-day constructions of disability and ableism, with a focus on the history and lived experiences of people with disabilities in the context of genomics and genetics. The event is free and open to the public. Follow #NHGRIevents on social media for more information.
Expert speakers include:
Eric Garcia, senior Washington correspondent, The Independent
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, professor emerita, English and bioethics, Emory University
Dennis Tyler, Fordham University professor and author of “Disabilities of the Color Line”
Maya Sabatello, Columbia University professor and medical sciences and co-director of the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics and Culture Project
Jaipreet Virdi, University of Delaware professor and author of “Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History”
Michael Rembis, director of the Center for Disability Studies and an associate professor in the Department of History at The State University of New York at Buffalo
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, 10 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, 10 a.m. EDT
Requesting an Accommodation
Please note: Sign language interpreting and CART services are available for this event. Individuals needing other reasonable accommodations should contact NHGRIPressOffice@mail.nih.gov. Requests should be made at least five days in advance. To access Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call 711.
Last updated: October 6, 2022