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First of Four Interactive Sessions in Fall Semester

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD

Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, associate vice president for precision health sciences at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, will lead a conversation about genomics and health care for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix’s first Mini-Medical School of Fall 2014.

“The presentation will provide a concise description of the knowledge accumulated of the human genome research project that now allows use of new technologies for more precise diagnosis and treatment of chronic disorders, including cancer,” Dr. Ramos said. “It will be built off of a clinical case and build on this to drive home key points related to the implementation of precision medicine approaches.”

Mini-Medical School 2.0 is a captivating community lecture series that covers various health topics. This fall, Mini-Medical School 2.0 will host internationally renowned experts that will introduce the fascinating world of personalized medicine and genomics, also known as precision health. Precision health uses genetic profiles to guide decisions about diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention of disease.

The first Mini-Med lecture will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium at the College of Medicine – Phoenix campus. The event is free.

After serving on the faculty of the University of Louisville School of Medicine for 11 years, Dr. Ramos arrived in Arizona in March of this year. Born in Nevada, he was raised in a variety of places across the United States and beyond, including Texas, New York and Puerto Rico.

Photo courtesy of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.