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September 2020

ONLINE – Invited Speaker at Community Event around Precision Medicine

September 19, 8:45 am - 11:00 am

pgEd has been invited to a community conversation around precision medicine and men’s health "Endangered? A Talk on Health of Black Men in America". This event is organized by Chanita Hughes Halbert (psychologist, medical researcher, and professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC) and Michael Friend (founder of the Health Ministries Network (HMN) and co-founder of the Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine (MCPM)). Nadine will talk with attendees about the various ways in which genetic testing might enter our…

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Nashville Public Television “The Gene” Educator series – Part 2

September 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Robin and Nadine will be presenting a 3-session virtual workshop for educators, organized by PBS station, Nashville Public Television. The second session will begin with special remarks from Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and Meharry Medical College experts highlighting local work being done in the field of genetics. Robin and Nadine will lead an in-depth discussion about educator resources and access with pgEd.

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October 2020

Nashville Public Television “The Gene” Educator series – Part 3

October 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Robin and Nadine will be presenting a 3-session virtual workshop for educators, organized by PBS station, Nashville Public Television. In this third and final session, Chris Durrance, co-director of The Gene: An Intimate History, will illustrate how the film unveils the impact have on our everyday lives. Next, pgEd's Robin Bowman and Nadine Vincenten will lead a discussion about participant discoveries with pgEd. Breakout rooms will be facilitated by Metro Nashville Public School STEAM teacher leaders.

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ONLINE – Invited Speaker at HudsonAlpha Beacon

October 22, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

HudsonAlpha Beacon was started this year to "help educators find life science content from a distance". As part of this initiative, pgEd has been invited to host a 1-hour webinar to introduce teachers to our lesson materials on personal genetics in health, history, and society, by looking at our lesson: "Genetics, History, and the American Eugenics Movement" For other HudsonAlpha Beacon events as well as our webinar registration: click here.

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