Research, Genomics, and the Incidentalome: Handling the Inevitable
Presented by: Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN and Grace-Ann Fasaye, ScM, CGC
Genetic/genomic science and technologies influence the entire healthcare continuum and therefore are fundamental to all healthcare professions in both the research and practice settings. This presentation explores the fundamentals of the scope of genomic applications in human subject research, ethical and regulatory considerations, and the process of return of research secondary (incidental) findings. The session will explore these issues using an unfolding clinical case.
- Describe the basic genetic and genomic underpinnings of health and illness.
- List three developments in genetics and genomics that influence therapeutic interventions and research.
- Identify four implications of genetic and genomic information for research and practice.
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About the Presenters
Kathleen Calzone, PhD, RN, AGN-BC, FAAN, serves as the CCR Genomic Program Administrator for the implementation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy and is Vice Chair of the NCI IRB. She is board certified in genetics by the American Nursing Credentialing Commission and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Calzone is a former president of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics and co-chaired the effort to establish the Essentials of Genomic and Genomic Nursing: Competencies, Curricular Guidelines, and Outcome Indicators, and establish the Genomic Nursing Science Blueprint. Dr. Calzone has sustained a research program in the translation of genomics into research, practice, and education.
Grace Fasaye, ScM, CGC prior to joining the NCI, was a program manager or research coordinator for genetic counseling projects at various community and academic hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In her current role at the NCI, she provides genetic counseling to patients and families with or at-risk to have Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer, BAP1 Tumor Predisposition Syndrome, Hereditary Lung Cancer and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. She also serves as a rotation supervisor to genetic counseling graduate students and provides genomics training to experienced health care professionals. Grace received her master's degree from the joint Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and National Human Genome Research Institute’s Genetic Counseling Training Program and is an alumna of the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment.