|Please join the 2017 UNC Merrimon Lecture on October 4 from12-1:30 pm. This year, Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, will visit UNC as our Merrimon Lecturer and will discuss the lessons of her extensive community engagement work with Native American communities on ethical and social issues in genomic research and precision medicine. The aspirations of precision medicine initiatives like the federal “All of Us” project depend for both scientific and social justice reasons on having the capacity to benefit the diverse American communities that already experience health inequities. Developing reliable approaches for engaging those communities – “pathways to trust”– will be a critical element in realizing that goal.
The flyer above contains the details of the lecture that can also be viewed on the “Merrimon Lecture” page on our website. Please join us, and please pass this onto those you think may also have interest in this topic. The event is open to all, and we look forward to greeting those of you that can attend.