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Genomic Medicine for Health Care Providers

Genomic Medicine for Health Care Providers


Genetics and Genomics for Health Professionals provides reliable, up-to-date genetics and genomics information related to patient management, curricular resources, new National Institutes of Health and NHGRI research activities, and ethical, legal and social issues.

Genetics and Genomics Highlights

  • Provider Genomics Education Resources
  • This downloadable pdf describes eight resources and initiatives that NHGRI has created or worked with partners to create for the genomic education of healthcare providers.
  • Omics Nursing Science & Education Network (ONSEN)
    This website matches early investigators with established genomics, metabolomics, proteomics, microbiome and related research projects to share data and samples, as well as serving as a resource for identifying mentors and finding pre/post-doctoral opportunities. Initiated from the nursing research genomics community, the website is expected to match early investigators from all research disciplines.
  • NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track
    The Genomic Healthcare Branch is offering the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track from August 8 – August 11, 2017. This year’s course is for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the faculty who educate these health professionals in genomics.
  • Guide to Interpreting Genomic Reports: A Genomics Toolkit (CSER Consortium; February 2017)
    Genomic tests and their results are new to most healthcare providers. These reports are complex, involving scientific and technical concepts not generally learned in medical school. The Practitioner Education Working Group of the NHGRI Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) consortium developed this web-based guide for non-genetics practitioners to explain the different types of data found in whole genome sequencing (WGS) or whole exome sequencing (WES) test reports. The goal of this guide is to provide a resource to a physician (or other practitioner) who may be caring for a patient who has had WGS or WES performed and is uncertain what the different categories in the test report (diagnostic, incidental, carrier) mean and what type of next steps should be considered, and helpful links. There is also an embedded glossary of genomic terms.
  • The NIH Family Health History Tool (FHHT) Conference
    The NIH Family Health History Tool Conference will meet on June 14 and 15, 2016. It is sponsored by the Genomic Healthcare Branch (GHB), Division of Policy, Communications, and Education (DPCE), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The overarching goal is “To prepare the FHHT field to improve personal health by responding effectively to rapid changes in Family Health History (FHH) data uses, Health Information Technology (HIT) capabilities, and research opportunities.”
  • The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series
    The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), in collaboration with Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins. The series aims to enhance health-care professionals’ understanding of the intersection between genomics and medicine.
  • Webinars for Health Insurers and Payers: Understanding Genetic Testing
    An educational webinar series to prepare insurers to understand genetic testing strategies, interpretations, outcomes and patient care, and use that understanding in making sound decisions regarding the healthcare activities of their insured.
  • Genetics & Health Weekly Update []
    A weekly update of worldwide health news and issues from the Centers for Disease Control.

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