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You are Unique! The Future of Personal Genomics featuring Spencer Wells, Ph.D.

What will the next generation of direct-to-consumer genomic analysis look like and what ethical problems will need to be addressed? Spencer Wells, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of Insitome, a cutting-edge personal genomics company, will lead a discussion on that topic at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

This event will be held as part of Saint Louis University’s Homecoming Week. All are welcome. CME credit will be available. A networking reception will follow. 

Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Il Monastero | 3050 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO 63103

 About the Speaker

Spencer Wells

 

Spencer Wells is a geneticist, anthropologist, author, and entrepreneur. For over a decade he was an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Director of the Genographic Project, which collected and analyzed DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people around the world in order to decipher how our ancestors populated the planet, in the process launching the consumer genomics industry.

Wells graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and conducted postdoctoral work at Stanford and Oxford. He has appeared in numerous documentary films and is the author of three books, The Journey of Man, Deep Ancestry, and Pandora's Seed.

His work has taken him to more than 100 countries, where he has collaborated with everyone from heads of government and Fortune 500 corporations, to tribal chieftains eking out a precarious living in places as remote as Chad, Tajikistan, and Papua New Guinea. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is founder and CEO of consumer genomics startup Insitome, an adjunct Professor at the University of Texas and owner of the iconic blues club Antone’s.


 Signature Events Archives

2018

  • Gloria Wilder, M.D., MPH. "The Business of Social Transformation: Driving Value in the American Health Care System." Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Learning Resource Center | March 9, 2018 | Read more
  • Heidi Miller, M.D., Patrice Pye, Ph.D. "Chronic Pain and the Opioid Crisis." Saint Louis University, Cupples House | February 22, 2018 | Read more

2017

Presentation Archives

2017
  • Tyler Zahrli, M.D., Ph.D. Trainee,  26th Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Annual Conference; Dallas, TX | February 25, 2017
2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Ethics." Session Director, New Housestaff Orientation. SSM Health-Saint Louis University Hospital | June 21, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Professional Decision Making in Medicine." Facilitator, Senior Medical Student Capstone, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | April 27 and 29, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Blessing of the Hands." Facilitator, Ceremony for 3rd year Medical Students, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | April 6, 2016
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Who's Buying Lunch?---Physician Interactions with Industry." Facilitator, Primary Care Capstone, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | March 23, 2016
2015  
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "How Does Jesuit Identity Inform Health Professional Education in 2015." Panel Participant, Lilly Speaker Series, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | November 17, 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "Death and Dying." Course Co-Director, 2nd year Medical Students, Saint Louis University School of Medicine | August 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, M.D., M.A. "The Purpose and Function of Ethics Committees." Facilitator, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Students, Saint Louis University Hospital | July 15, 2015
  • Bander Center Casebook Presentations, "Exploring Integrity in Medicine"
  • Kelly only-A Case Based Approach to Teaching Medical Business Ethics. Annual Health Law Professors Conference; St. Louis, MO | June 2015
  • Rebecca Volpe, Tyler Zahrli. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: A Case Based Approach to Teaching Business Ethics and Professionalism. International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation; New York, NY | May 2015
  • Erin Bakanas, Rebecca Volpe, Tyler Zahrli. Exploring Integrity in Medicine: A Case Based Approach to Teaching Business Ethics and Professionalism. Academy for Professionalism in Health Care Annual Meeting; Louisville, KY | May 2015
 2014
  • Bander Center Publishes Casebook: "Exploring Integrity in Medicine. " Casebook to foster medical business ethics education with medical students and residents | 2014