Next Huddle talk to focus on 'Personalized Medicine: A Look Into the Future'

November 11, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Huddle with the Faculty every home football Saturday morning and get food for thought before heading off to the game. Admission is free and open to the public, with complimentary parking available in the Nittany Parking Deck. Free breakfast refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.; the presentation begins at 9 a.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, Marylyn Ritchie will present "Personalized Medicine: A Look Into the Future."

The ability to survey DNA variation in an individual’s genetic makeup has excelled in tremendous ways over the past decade. With these technological advances, we have learned a great deal about how our DNA contributes to health and disease states. Find out how genetic variation at the DNA level may contribute to drug treatment response as pharmacogenomics has emerged as an important component of medical care and research.

For more information, visit or call 800-548-LION (5466) and press 0. Huddle with the Faculty is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association and sponsored by The Village at Penn State with support from the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn State Press.

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    Marylyn Ritchie is a statistical and computational geneticist with a focus on understanding genetic architecture of complex human disease. She has expertise in developing novel bioinformatics tools for complex analysis of big data in genetics, genomics, and clinical databases, in particular in the area of pharmacogenomics, and has received several awards and honors. 

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