Making Genomic Medicine a Reality for Vermont?
Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Debra G. B. Leonard, MD, PhD
Debra G. B. Leonard, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Physician Leader of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Leonard is a leading expert in molecular pathology and genomic medicine, applying our understanding of the human genome and pathogen genomes to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases, including inherited disorders, cancers and infectious diseases. Dr. Leonard is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, and by the American Boards of Pathology and Medical Genetics in Molecular Genetic Pathology. She currently is a member of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-based Research for Health. She previously served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society to Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt, and was chair of the Stakeholders Group of the CDC Program Evaluating Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention. She has spoken widely on various molecular pathology testing services, the future of molecular pathology and the impact of gene patents on molecular pathology practice. The Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine weekly forum is open to students, faculty, and staff across the Duke University campus and is held on Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm.