Posts Tagged ‘genomics’

Dr. Katherine Drabiak fights public perception about gene-editing research

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You might have heard a lot about germline genome editing and the wondrous stories of creation and healing that it promises to produce. But that’s more fiction than fact says Dr. Katherine Drabiak, an attorney and assistant professor of bioethics and genomics at the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Drabiak, whose work was recently […]

From campus to the community: COPH faculty report on 2018 community engagement endeavors

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) faculty members presented to staff, fellow faculty and local partners highlights from their 2018 community collaborations. Engagement plays a strong role in the COPH’s mission “to provide excellence in public health education, leadership, advocacy, research and service.” The year-in-review event, held in December at the COPH, was organized by […]

USF Genomics: Innovative, investigative and interdisciplinary

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USF Genomics Program welcomes seven new faculty members What’s does genomics—the study of an organism’s DNA—have to do with public health? More than you might think. “Public health research, practice and policy are inseparable from genomics,” said Dr. Rays Jiang, a systems biologist and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of global health who […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak examines genetic testing and its impact on cancer treatment

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Katherine Drabiak, attorney and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of bioethics and genomics who holds joint appointments in health policy and management and global health, recently published the article   in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law. The article focuses on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and their use (and limitations) in determining […]

Genetic counseling program welcomes inaugural class

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The USF College of Public Health officially welcomed its first class of students in the genetic counseling MSPH program this semester. The program is the first and only fully-accredited genetic counseling training program in the state and was established to meet the critical demand for certified genetic counselors in Florida, building graduate-level education in human […]

Dr. Katherine Drabiak: Consumers beware of privacy risks in DNA genetic testing

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If you send a saliva sample to 23andMe, a private DNA genetic testing and analysis company, to learn more about your risk for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or your ancestry, you should also be aware of how your personal information could be shared, according to Dr. Katherine Drabiak. Drabiak, a JD and assistant professor in the USF […]