Center for Public Health Genomics Purpose and Goals
The Wake Forest School
of Medicine’s strategic plan identifies several target areas of research and
all of these areas have a strong genomic component. The purpose of the Center
for Public Health Genomics is to encourage and facilitate research on the genomics
of diseases and traits of significant personal and public health burden,
including institutional strategic areas of aging/cognition, diabetes, obesity,
hypertension, cancer, public health and regenerative medicine. The Center’s
focus is primarily on the quantitative and population-based aspects of genomics
research and is complementary and synergistic to other genomics and
institutional efforts. The Center will contribute the institutional mission by
connecting researchers, encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations and
developing statistical and bioinformatic infrastructure for “Next Generation”
genomic questions. Output from the Center for Public Health Genomics is
intended to be an institutional resource with equal access and inclusion for anyone,
regardless of being a formal member.
- Develop synergies and collaborations through sponsoring
open Working Groups and the annual Statistical Genetics conference held in
the research triangle.
- Sponsor two $20,000 Pilot Project RFAs (first and third
year), where the intent is to develop material (e.g., data, theory) for
subsequent NIH grant proposals.
- Develop statistical and bioinformatic software and
analysis pipelines for sequence data, expression quantitative trait locus
analyses, epigenetic data and summarization tools.
Center for Public Health Genomics Meeting Information and Documents
Center for Public Health Genomics Bi-Annual Meeting
Time: October 20, 2015
Location: 525@Vine, room 4001
Click here to view Data Lake presentation by Martin Sizemore, Associate Vice President, Chief Data Officer