Personal Genetics Education Project

Industry Forum for Forging Community Partnerships – Agenda

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

08:00 am    Registration, Breakfast

08:50 am    Introductory Remarks
                     Johnny Kung (Director of New Initiatives, pgEd)

09:00 am    Awareness Gap in Personal Genetics between the Well-served and Underserved
                     Moderator: Johnny Kung

                          Ting Wu (Director, pgEd; Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School)

                          James Corbett (SVP, Community Health & Values Integration, Centura Health)

                          Maurice Godfrey (Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska)

10:00 am    Eugenics and Genetics
                     Speaker: Lauren Tomaselli (Director of Curriculum & Training, pgEd)

10:45 am    Break

11:00 am    Conversations about Genetics in Diverse Settings
                     Moderator: Marnie Gelbart (Director of Programs, pgEd)

                          Carla Easter (Chief, Education and Community Involvement Branch, NHGRI)

                          Richard Lumb (Founder and CEO, Front Line Genomics)

                          Aaron Stone (Science Teacher, Boston Day and Evening Academy)

                          Linda Grisham (Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology, MassBay Community College)

12:30 pm    Lunch

01:30 pm    Building New Partnerships – Working with Industry and Communities of Faith
                     Moderator: Johnny Kung
                          George Church (Advisor, pgEd; Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School)

                          Doyle Karr (Director of Biotechnology Public Policy, DuPont)

                          Luis Belen (CEO, National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved)

                          Michael Friend (Founder, Health Ministries Network; Co-founder, Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine)

                          Charles Baldanza (Assistant Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian Church – Jamaica Plain/Roxbury)

03:15 pm    Working Groups Discussion

04:30 pm    Genetics on Screen – Harnessing the Power of TV and Film to Reach Broad Audiences
                     Moderator: Ann Merchant (Deputy Executive Director, Office of Communications, The National Academies /

                                       The Science & Entertainment Exchange)

                          Mike Cahill (Director and Screenwriter, two-time winner of Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance Festival –

Another Earth, I Origins)
                          Jacob Okada & Carylanna Taylor (Director/Producer and Writer/Producer at First Encounter Productions; Winner of

                                                            Feature Film Award at Boston Science Fiction Film Festival –
Painting the Way to the Moon)
                          Wendy Calhoun (Writer and Producer; winner of Peabody Award and two-time nominee of Writers Guild Awards –

Justified, Nashville)
                          Angela Tucker (Emmy-nominated Producer and Director; Founder and President of TuckerGurl Productions)

06:00 pm    Dinner 

Friday, May 20th, 2016

08:00 am    Breakfast

09:00 am    Special Remarks from Jeri Lacks-Whye, Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks

10:00 am    Working Group Discussion and Presentations

12:15 pm    Lunch, Meeting Adjourned