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Native American Perspectives on Genetics and Data Sharing

Norman, OK
September 14th, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Dr. Garrison is a member of the Navajo Nation and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Treuman Katz Center of Pediatric Bioethics at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona where her research focused on the genetics of oculocutaneous albinism. She then earned her PhD in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University where she studied the genetic structure of human pigmentary variation.

Dr. Garrison also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics at Stanford University. There her research focused on the impact of the Havasupai Tribe lawsuit on genetic research and Institutional Review Boards. Currently, her research focuses on the ethical implications of genetic research on Native American communities, informed consent, and issues with privacy and confidentiality. She has received and continues to work on the NIH K01 career development award, investigating perspectives of tribal leaders, scientists, physicians, and policy makers on genetic research with tribes.

Dr. Garrison will give her talk entitled, “Native American Perspectives on Genetics and Data Sharing” on September 14th from 4:30-5:30 pm in Gould Hall 155

Hosted by Anthropology Graduate Student Association Indigenous Graduate Student Alliance, Native American Studies Department, and the History of Science Department.

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