GPM Message from the Chair

Carolyn Ho, MD

The Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) is young and dynamic. Our mission is to advance scientific efforts, education and career development in genomics, translational biology, molecular epidemiology, clinical genetics, and to apply translational discoveries to clinical care. Our council partnerss have expertise across these domains. Our culture focuses on engagement and action, and a major priority of our council is the personal development of early career clinicians and scientists. We are keenly interested in hearing your voice, understanding what we can do to support your professional development, and engaging you in the activities of the Council.

In addition to leading scientific statements in our key areas, we have initiated and led new and exciting initiatives over the past few years including a mid-career award given in conjunction with the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; genome editing, single cell RNA sequencing, and clinical genomics “bootcamps” at Scientific Sessions and Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions; and a new clinical genetics case series in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. We are actively collaborating with other councils representing population and clinical science to meet the mission of the American Heart Association of reducing heart disease by 20% by 2020.

On behalf of the GPM Council, I extend a warm welcome to new members and thank existing members for all of their dedication and enthusiasm. I look forward to working with you to continue to develop new initiatives related to the objectives of our Council, engagement with other Councils, and the AHA.

I encourage you to reach out and call or email our leadership committee to join our council, inquire about FAHA, volunteer, write manuscripts, and become involved!


Carolyn Ho, MD
Chair, Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine

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