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Noted Human Geneticist to Deliver Lecture on Personalized Medicine at Pitt

WHAT: Pitt Public Health Alumnus Lecture
 
WHO: Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Silicon Valley Biosystems (SV Bio), a company that works to accelerate personalized medical solutions
 
WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
 
WHERE: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, A115 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto St., Pittsburgh 15213
 
WHY: Personalized medicine refers to tailoring an individual’s health care based on their genetic information and other characteristics.
 
Dr. Stephan works to understand the causes of common diseases so early diagnostics and interventions can be implemented.  He has identified genes that predispose people to disorders such as autism, exercise-induced heart attacks and sudden infant death syndrome. Dr. Stephan received his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to serve on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He was executive director of the “Gene Partnership” at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he introduced modern genomic tools and strategies to its care delivery model.

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