Part I. History and Growth of Genetic Medicine 1. Documentation of units of inheritance and their contribution to phenotype 2. Early documentation of inherited disorders through family studies 3. Discoveries in physiology, biochemistry, protein and enzyme studies between 1920-1970 4. Early translation of biochemical, metabolic and genetic discoveries into clinical medicine 5. Advances in methods of genome analyses, nucleotide analyses and implications of variants Part II. Clinical Applications of Genomic Medicine 6. Expansion of use of genome analyses and sequencing to diagnosis of genetic diseases 7. Improved analyses of regulatory genome, transcriptome and gene function, mutation penetrance and clinical applications 8. Standardized phenotype documentation, documentation of genotype phenotype correlations 9. Expansion of methods of gene editing therapy and analysis of safety and efficacy 10. Public health applications of genetics including newborn screening and documentation of gene environment interactions 11. Analysis of variants associated with abnormal drug responses, genetics and genomics in drug design 12. Genetic and genomic medicine relevance to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment 13. Benefits of the incorporation of genomic medicine in clinical practice 14. Using insights from genomics to increase possibilities for treatment of genetic diseases
Dr. Moyra Smith is Professor Emerita in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, College of Health Sciences, at the University of California, Irvine, and in past years has held appointments at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University. In 2017, the UCI Emeriti Association awarded Dr. Smith the UCI Outstanding Emerita Award in recognition of her continuing research on genetics and genomics, her strong record of publications, her active engagement with programs in the?Department of Pediatrics, her mentoring of graduate students, and her involvement with the?CART Autism Center at UCI. Dr. Smith has published more than 100 scientific articles in such peer reviewed journals as Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Molecular Psychiatry, the American Journal of Medical Genetics - Neuropsychiatric Genetics, and the American Journal of Human Genetics.