New Haven, Conn. – August 29, 2017 – Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the University of Connecticut today announced the first award made through the recently launched Alexion-UConn Rare Disease Innovation Fund.
Assistant professor of genetics and genome sciences at UConn Health, Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D., Key Faculty in the Health Care Genetics PSM Program, received the fund’s first award. Chamberlain will conduct sponsored research related to neuro-genetic disorders.
For more details see the announcement
UConn Health’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of a few centers nationwide recruiting patients for a new clinical trial testing a novel immunotherapy’s ability to battle the most common and aggressive form of primary liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Impact of CRISPR on Imprinting Disorders Conference: Saturday, June 10, 2017 . 9:00AM-3:30PM in the Rome Commons Ballroom, University of Connecticut, 626 Gilbert Road Ext, Storrs, CT. Sponsored by the Institute for Systems Genomics and The Health Care Genetics Professional Science Masters Degree Program. Free, but you must register at http://isg.uconn.edu/workshop-registration/ by May 31, 2017. For a schedule, please email email@example.com
Congratulations to Lauren Wainman, August 2016 graduate of the Health Care Genetics Program. Lauren was voted runner up for the Graduate Student Intern of the Year by the University and will be recognized by the Center for Career Development alongside her internship mentor Dr. Gregory Tsongalis at a Breakfast on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Furthermore, Lauren was nominated by The Center for Career Development (CCD) to represent her internship experience at the 2017 Internship Expo January 30, 2017. The CCD felt that Lauren held an exceptional internship this past year and made a positive impact on the researchers at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and will be showcased at this event.
Lauren’s primary task at her internship was to conduct biostatistical analysis of diagnostic test and research data collected. Her analyses indicated specific microRNA expression levels in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients were significant prognostic indicators of when a patient would require medical treatment.
The most recent issue of UCONN Magazine reports on Dr. Stormy Chamberlain, a key faculty member of the Health Care Genetics Program. She is an amazing scientist unafraid to let her research subjects have names and faces —– and families.
Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 – Exciting opportunities in the ever changing field of clinical genomics. Visit the Institute for Systems Genomics http://isg.uconn.edu/ for some recent updates at the University.
Classes Start the Last Week of August 2016
Sharing some of our students’ accomplishments that have happened this Spring 2016 semester …
- Jake Z presented an aesthetically pleasing and scientifically interesting research poster at our March College Graduate Research Symposium representing his work in Dr. Elaine Lee’s lab. Thank you for a smart looking poster and being a smart-dressed student representing the PSM Program and the AHS Department. Thank you Dan and Lauren for attending and giving up some Saturday time.
- Jen T completed her 3-month internship at Transgenomics, New Haven. Jen’s advisory committee; Dr. Campellone, Denise Anamani and I are looking forward to learning about the exciting science at her exit presentation in April.
- Jen and Jake finishing up final projects… Congratulations to our first Health Care Genetics PSM (almost) Graduates… one month to go!
- Mahin and Dan… better late than never to say welcome to an exciting field of study, happy you found us
- Lauren W – congratulations on your Fall 2016 acceptance to the PhD Program in MCB… best of luck during your research rotation in Dr. Rachel O’Neill’s lab … you have excellent mentorship at the Beach. I’m certain you will hatch out of your “cocoon” and become a great butterfly centromere researcher in no time.
- Audrey M – will be starting a genetics education and health promotion internship June 2016 at the prestigious Dartmouth Hitchock Hospital Cotton Cancer Center. Audrey taught clinical genomics data analysis to our undergraduate Diagnostic Genetic and Medical Lab Sciences students this semester – excellent work.
- Jen K, Lauren, Dan B and Audrey completed our pilot offering of a Next Generation Sequencing Training Module over Spring Break in the Center for Genome Innovation .. exciting data for Dr. Sal Frasca. Thank you Dr. O’Neill, CGI Director, for helping coordinate this opportunity and especially to Dr. Bo Reese for her exceptional technical skills and superb teaching prowess.
- Thank you Dr. Tsongalis for an exciting research project – Lauren and Dan are working tirelessly to statistically analyze this data set… crossing our fingers for biologically relevant (aka publishable) data
- Looking forward to finding research rotations, internships and opportunities for Jen, Mahin, Mohammed, and Dan moving forward this summer and the upcoming coming fall-spring 2016-2017 academic year.