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EVENT DESCRIPTION  
 
Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
 
Title:  Leveraging genomics to illuminate race/ethnicity differences in type 2 diabetes
 
Description:  Jose C. Florez is an endocrinologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and an institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he co-directs the Metabolism Program.

Florez and his group have contributed to the performance and analysis of high-throughput genome-wide association and sequencing studies in type 2 diabetes and related traits, in the Diabetes Genetics Initiative (formed by the Broad Institute, Lund University, and Novartis), the Framingham Heart Study, and other international consortia such as MAGIC, GENIE, DIAGRAM, T2D-GENES, and SIGMA. He leads the genetic research efforts of the Diabetes Prevention Program, through which the effects of genetic variants on the development of diabetes can be examined prospectively, and their impact on specific behavioral and pharmacological preventive interventions can be assessed. He is the principal investigator of the Study to Understand the Genetics of the Acute Response to Metformin and Glipizide in Humans (SUGAR-MGH), and also conducts other pharmacogenetic studies at MGH. He is an author on more than 125 original publications and more than 40 reviews and book chapters.

In addition to his research and teaching duties, Florez is clinically active in the MGH Diabetes Center, the endocrine inpatient consult service, and the Down Syndrome Program. He serves on the editorial boards for Human Genetics and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and has been on editorial boards for Diabetes and Diabetologia; he is also the editor-in-chief for Current Diabetes Reports. Florez is the recipient of the MGH Physician Scientist Development Award, a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, the MGH Department of Medicine Stephen Krane Award, the MGH Research Scholars Award, and the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States governm
 
Series Name:  Genomics & Health Disparities Lecture Series
 
Event URL:  https://www.genome.gov/27561525/
 
Videocast:  Event will be videocast LIVE on the Web
 
Videocast URL:  https://www.genome.gov/genometvlive/
 
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EVENT DATE/TIME  
 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018   3:00pm - 4:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
 
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EVENT SPEAKER(S)  
 
Name:   Jose C. Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:   Investigator, Center for Genomic Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Organization:   Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
City/Province:   Boston
State:   Massachusetts
 

EVENT SPONSOR(S)  
 
Organization(s):  [NIH] National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Office of Minority Health; [NIH] National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); [NIH] National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); [NIH] National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
 

EVENT LOCATION  
 
Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Lipsett Amphitheater
 
Street Address:  10 Center Dr #10C103
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892
 

EVENT CONTACT(S)  
 
Name:   Michael Hahn
E-mail:   michael.hahn@nih.gov
Phone:   3014962842
 
 
 
 
 
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