James V. Neel Lecture in Human Genetics

May 22, 2017 2:00pm - 4:45pm
17th annual Lecture sponsored by the Department of Human Genetics. Speaker is Dr. Neil Risch, from the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine. Risch is the 2004 recipient of the Curt Stern Award from the ASHG. He has held faculty appointments at Columbia, Yale, and Stanford Universities, and is a graduate of the biomathematics program at the University of California at Los Angeles. The lecture honors James Van Gundia Neel, M.D. (1915-2000), a pioneer in developing human genetics research and first Department of Human Genetics Chair at the University of Michigan. He received the Lasker Award for establishing the genetic inheritance of thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, and was awarded the United States National Medal of Science from President Gerald R. Ford in 1974. A poster session and reception will follow the lecture.

Website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/human-genetics/events/james-v-neel-lectureship
Location: BSRB Kahn Auditorium and Seminar Rooms A-B-C