Precision Medicine Forum Series

The Duke Precision Medicine Program Forum Series features speakers from Duke and beyond working on innovative research in clinical, translational, and basic sciences. 

If you have questions or would like to recommend a future speaker, please email Susanne Haga, faculty lead for the forum series.

Currently, the forum series takes place on Zoom. Forum sessions take place the on the first Thursday every month during the fall and spring from 12 - 1 p.m. EST.

Thank you to the Snyderman Fund for supporting the Precision Medicine Program Forum Series 

2024 Winter/Spring Schedule

Thurs, May 9, 2024

Title"Ensuring Benefit from Access: The Future of Consumer Genomics"Amy Sturm, MS, CGC

Speaker: Amy Curry Sturm, MS, CGC

Director, Genomic Health Programs and Medical Affairs, 23andMe

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Thurs, Apr 4

Title: "Advancing Genomic Medicine through Global Collaboration"

Speaker: Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMGHeidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG

Director, Genomic Medicine Unit, Center for Genomic Medicine, MGH 
Chief Genomics Officer, Department of Medicine, MGH

Co-Director, Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute

Medical and Clinical Lab Director, Broad Clinical Labs

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School 

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Thurs, Mar 7, 2024

Title: "Achieving the Promise of Precision Prevention through Implementation Science: Examples from Population Genetic Screening"

Speaker: Megan Roberts, Ph.D.Megan Roberts, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director, Implementation Science in Precision Health & Society

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy



Thurs, Feb 1, 2024

Lori Orlando, MD, MHS, MMCILori Orlando

Professor of Medicine

Director, Program in Precision Medicine

Duke Executive Health Program

Title:  Genome Medicine - the Time is Now

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2023 Winter/Spring Schedule

Sara Imhof

Thurs., Jan. 12, 2023

Sara Imhof, PhD
Senior Director, Precision Health and Focused Initiatives
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Title: NC Leadership in Precision Health: Highlights in and around RTP

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Shelley Hwang

Thurs., Jan. 26, 2023

Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH
Mary and Deryl Hart Distinguished Professor of Surgical Oncology and Radiology
Vice Chair of Research and Director of the Breast Oncology Program
Duke Cancer Institute 
Duke University School of Medicine

Title: Precision Medicine and Care Redesign for Screen-Detected Breast Cancers (Note: Session will not be recorded)





Michael Oliver, PhD

Thurs., Feb. 9, 2023

Michael Olivier, PhD
Director, Center for Precision Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Section of Molecular Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Center for Precision Medicine

Title: New Approaches in Precision Medicine: Integrated Multi-Omics Studies of Aging

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Michael Kelley, MD


Thurs., Feb. 23, 2023

Michael J. Kelley, MD
Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)
Duke Department of Medicine
Chief, Hematology and Oncology
Durham VA Medical Center

Title: VA Precision Oncology

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Christina Silcox, PhD

Thurs., March 9, 2023

Christina Silcox, PhD
Research Director for Digital Health
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Title: Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Thurs., March 23, 2023 - No Forum Session



Kevin Shah, MD

Thurs., April 13, 2023

Kevin Shah, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Duke Department of Medicine

Title: Implementation and Impact of a Risk Stratified Prostate Cancer Screening Algorithm in Duke Primary Care

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Michael Pencina, PhD

Thurs., April 27, 2023

Michael Pencina, PhD
Vice Dean for Data Science
Duke University School of Medicine

Title: How do we make sure that health AI algorithms are in the service of humanity?”

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Olivia Dong, PhD

Thurs., May 11, 2023

Olivia Dong, PhD
Senior Research Health Economist
RTI Health Solutions

Title: How Are Genetic Tests Evaluated for Clinical Use in the UK?

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Katie Collins

Thurs., May 25, 2023

Katherine Collins, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Precision Medicine Program T32 

Title: Factors predicting who will stick with a lifestyle intervention: Utilizing precision medicine to improve healthy lifestyle behaviors

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