Personalized Medicine: Charting a Path to a Healthier You
January 6, 2012
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Hosted By: Fox Rothschild LLP Women in Health Care and Government Lunch
Princeton Pike Corporate Center
997 Lenox Drive, Building 3
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2311 USA
Fox Rothschild LLP cordially invites you to join us for the next in our series of Women in Health Care and Government Lunches.
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Join us for a conversation with Courtney Kronenthal, PhD, director of communications and development at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. Coriell Institute is an internationally known independent nonprofit biomedical research institution founded in 1953 that pioneers research in personalized medicine, stem cells and biobanking. Among her roles at the Institute, Courtney guides the communications program for participants of the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) research study, which examines the utility of using personal genome information in health management and clinical decision-making.
CPMC participants complete online health questionnaires and receive personalized risk assessments for potentially actionable health conditions – where risk can be reduced by individual action such as behavior or lifestyle changes or by medical action – and for responses to commonly prescribed medications in the form of gene-drug pairs. The combination of CPMC's unique study design and focus on education, ethical conduct and scientific validity has garnered much praise: Nature magazine described the study as "leading by example," and MIT Technology Review placed the CPMC on its 2010 "Top 10 Research Projects to Watch" list.
Involved since the program's inception, Courtney has enrolled thousands of participants into the study, providing an informed consent and educational lecture on personalized medicine. As a special benefit to attendees of this program, Courtney can enroll you in the CPMC study. Simply note on your registration form when you RSVP for the event that you're interested in participating in the study.
Courtney Kronenthal, Ph.D.
Director, Communications and Development
Coriell Institute for Medical Research
This program is free of charge, but advance registration is required. Please R.S.V.P by Jan. 2 by clicking here.
If you are interested in participating in the CPMC, please check the box on the registration form.
For questions please contact Maria Ockenhouse.