1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SPHERE Mini Symposium

Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity

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SPHERE builds upon Stanford School of Medicine’s leadership around precision health and is one of five inaugural NIH national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.  

SPHERE Mini-Symposium participants will learn about:

A variety of perspectives on the definition of precision health.

Three innovative research projects, four cores, and multiple research partnerships that are successfully collaborating to ensure the inclusion of adversely impacted populations as precision research evolves.

Examples of clinical and population precision health.

SPHERE Mini Symposium Agenda

1-1:30 PM           Welcome/Refreshments/Networking

1:30-3:15 PM     Mini Symposium (Speakers, Research Presentations and Panel Discussion)

3:15-3:30 PM     Closing Remarks/Symposium Adjourned

SPHERE includes three research projects as follows:

Project 1: BRAICELET – Bio-Repository for American Indian Capacity, Education, Law, Economics and Technology aims to reduce the myriad of health disparities in American Indian populations by forming a Lakota Health Community Advisory Board, establishing a Lakota Biobank infrastructure, and promoting health science literacy and education on genetics and precision medicine (P.I. Michael Snyder).

Project 2: Expanded GOALS Study looks at the role of longitudinal, integrative genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and microbiomics in predicting, moderating and mediating adiposity and diabetes risk in response to intervention among Latino Children. This study aims to reduce health disparities by developing and applying ‘omics technologies to more effectively prevent and treat excess weight gain and diabetes risk (P.I. Tom Robinson).

Project 3: Communicating Cancer Genetics Information – Differential Response of Latino and Chinese Families to Information on Cancer Genetics. This study aims to fill an important and growing knowledge gap about how ethnic minorities utilize and if they benefit from cancer genetic risk information and related recommendations (P.I. VJ Periyakoil).

For more information: Contact Jill Evans | 650-736-8074


Stanford University Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room, 3rd Floor
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305


Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity