Precision Medicine: Consumers, Data, and Technology

Date: 
Dec 14 2017 - 12:00pm
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Location: 
Pavilion A Auditorium
Event Category: 
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: 
Jennifer Hall, PhD
Institute: 
The Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, American Heart Association

Research Focus

The focus of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Institute is a new initiative within the AHA that is grounded in science and research – similar to that of the AHA. Dr. Hall serves as the Chief of the Institute. In this role she is responsible for directing a new research program, and strategizing solutions that enable the research community to test questions of the highest impact using the most effective and novel approaches.

Academic and Research Record

Jennifer graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1995 with a Ph.D. in physiology. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and Harvard Schools of Medicine. Dr. Hall’s prior laboratory interest focused on identifying genetic variants associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes and defining their biological function. The Hall lab integrated strategies from multiple disciplines to determine how genetic variants alter the course of disease. These strategies incorporated population genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and transgenic and knockout animals.