Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Is Genomic Medicine the Path?

Thursday, June 27, 2013
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
FDA, WO Campus, Bldg. 2 Room 2031
Ann Anonsen

Seminar by Vence L. Bonham, J.D.

Mr. Bonham is the Senior Advisor to the National Human Genome Research Institute, Director on Genomics and Health Disparities and Chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch. He is also an associate investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Mr. Bonham's research and scholarship is at the intersection of law, public policy, health care and genetics. His research focuses primarily on the social influence of new genomic knowledge, particularly in communities of color. Mr. Bonham is interested in how genomic discoveries influence social identity, how genomics might influence the use of the constructs of race and ethnicity in biomedical research, and the role of genetics and genomics in understanding racial and ethnic health disparities.

Prior to joining the National Institutes of Health, Mr. Bonham was an Associate Professor at Michigan State University in the Colleges of Medicine and Law.


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