UBC Celebrate Research Week offers several outreach events in Vancouver. This year’s events run from March 2-9, 2012 at UBC’s Vancouver campus and in various locations throughout Vancouver. Celebrate Research Week is an engaging public showcase of events and activities that represent UBC’s strengths and diversity in research.

Highlights include:

– Campaign 2012: UBC Perspectives on the US election
The Republicans hope to make Barack Obama a one-term president and take over the Senate. Will they succeed? What is really at stake? Does the lengthy process of American elections make sense?

Panelists include economics professor and former staff member at the White House Council of Economic Advisors Marit Rehavi, Phil Lind Chair in US Politics and Representation Paul Quirk, and public opinion expert and political science professor Andrew Owen. US Consul General in Vancouver, Anne Callaghan, will moderate.

FREE public forum
2:00 – 3:30PM
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street

– Systems Health: Taking personalized medicine beyond the genome
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Week Seminar Program focuses on the complexity of applying genetic information to disease diagnosis and therapy. Featuring a panel of internationally distinguished speakers, Systems Health – Taking Personalized Medicine Beyond the Genome will address how Personalized Medicine is evolving into a holistic view of healthcare that encompasses a wide range of biological phenomena.

Dr. Nessa Carey: The epigenetics revolution – why our genetic code is a script and not a blueprint
Dr. Karen Nelson: Exploration and recent findings from the human microbiome
Dr. Ben van Ommen: Phenotypic flexibility and systems health in practice: towards P4 medicine in type 2 diabetes

UBC Celebrate Research Week full calendar is available on: http://celebrateresearch.ubc.ca/calendar/

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