The Trianble Club presents "Be Empowered with a Little Genetic Knowledge"

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:30am
Event Location: 
The UI Athletic Club
1360 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52246

Trudy L. Burns, MPH, PhD, Professor, College of Public Health, Carver College of Medicine, and College of Nursing, University of Iowa was trained as a biostatistician/genetic epidemiologist.  Her research career has focused primarily on cardiovascular disease epidemiology as reflected in her more than 30-year involvement with The Muscatine Study, a longitudinal observational study of cardiovascular disease risk factors that began in 1970 with measurement of blood pressure, lipids and body size in the school children of Muscatine, IA.  Dr. Burns has served on numerous NIH grant review committees and monitoring boards; she is an author/co-author on more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and is co-editor of the book Pediatric Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

Human genetic variation is associated with many, if not all, human diseases and disabilities.  New discoveries/technologies that have a genetics flavor are regularly reported in the lay press.  This presentation will demonstrate that with a little genetic knowledge, you can be empowered to better appreciate, for example, how genealogical testing companies can utilize a sample of your DNA to describe your ancestral origins, or how disease mutations like the one for sickle cell disease that occurred only a handful of times, in some instances only once, in history have become so common in certain racial groups.                                                                                                                                                      

Socializer:  11:30 a.m.   Brunch:  12:00 p.m.   Program~12:45 p.m.

ANNUAL DUES:              $10.00/single  OR  $20.00/couple   (Only once per academic year),  MEALS:  $20.20/person                

Please make out check to:  The Triangle Club and send by Thursday, January 15, 2015 to:

  Dr. Axel Ruprecht,  The University of Iowa,  DSB-S340,  Iowa City, IA  52242-1001      Telephone: 319-335-7341