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OEH Seminar: Genetic and epigenetic epidemiology findings: How does it impact population health?
Thursday, March 26, 2015 08:00 am to 09:00 am
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This seminar will discuss how findings from genetic and epigenetic epidemiology can impact population health. Examples from the literature will be presented to illustrate the long and sometimes winding road from study result to population health impact. Dr. Gagnon will also present results of Toronto-based research and how these may eventually impact on population health.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. France Gagnon

Dr. France Gagnon is Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Strategic Training for Advance Genetic Epidemiology (STAGE) program. Her research is focused on identifying and characterizing genetic and epigenetic determinants of chronic diseases and risk factors, with efforts geared toward developing novel study designs integrating emerging genetic and epigenetic technologies and sophisticated statistical methodologies.

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