News and Events : 2017 : August

Human Genetics and Genomics Program Hosts Open House

The Human Genetics & Genomics Open House is a preview for Programs in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn about and explore the possibility of choosing the Human Genetics and Genomics Program for their discipline.

Students were treated to breakfast, an extensive conference poster display, and four presentations involving the dynamic options students will have during the program, which were made by HGG mentors Dr. Maria Figueroa, Dr. Abigail Hackam, Dr. Claes Wahlestedt, Dr. Wayne Balkan (standing in for Dr. Joshua Hare), and Dr. Lluis Morey. Dr. William Scott, Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Training in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics presided over the open house.

HGG Faculty and Ph.D. students were in attendance at the open house as a resource for students with questions about the program, ranging from what projects are available for them to participate in to what daily life is like as an HGG graduate student. Human Genetics and Genomics is a multidisciplinary field that requires training in three core competencies: clinical, molecular, and statistical genetics. The program offers an impressive amount of courses, which are open to all students regardless of which competency they choose. Individuals earning PhDs in Human Genetics and Genomics will have various career options, including clinical laboratory (after fellowship training and board certification), research laboratory or computational research in academia, healthcare, and the biotechnology industry.

To learn more, please contact Dori McLean, Manager of Programs at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics or visit the Human Genomics and Genetics Program website.