HudsonAlpha offering free genetic cancer risk testing through 2019

Huntsville, Ala. – The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced today that the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation will sponsor the Information is Powerinitiative through 2019. The announcement was made at the sold-out Tie the Ribbons luncheon, which raises funds and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer research at HudsonAlpha. Continue reading “HudsonAlpha offering free genetic cancer risk testing through 2019”

UAB, HudsonAlpha launch educational opportunity in genetics for underrepresented minority students

Huntsville, Ala. – A diverse society needs diversity in all aspects, including researchers and clinicians in genomics, a field in which minority students, especially African-Americans, are historically underrepresented. In an effort to increase the diversity of biomedical scientists engaged in genetic and genomic research, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have launched a summer program tailored to undergraduate students at historically black colleges and universities in Alabama. Continue reading “UAB, HudsonAlpha launch educational opportunity in genetics for underrepresented minority students”

The CGM Awards $240,000 to Five Pilot Projects

A central goal of the UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM) is to develop and support pilot projects that allow biomedical scientists and practitioners to apply genomic technology in ways that serve as a platform for additional sponsored projects and/or clinical services. This approach helps benefit the broader community. These pilot programs have emphasized investigator-initiated research proposals. This effort has been successful in providing a platform for developing new projects and collaborations. It also has helped secure external funding. Continue reading “The CGM Awards $240,000 to Five Pilot Projects”

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative Takes Shape in Year Two

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) is one of the first statewide efforts in the country to harness the power of genomic analysis in routine medical practice.   The vision is to engage citizens throughout the state and their health providers in the use of genomic information to guide medical care. Now, at the close of the second year of enrollment, and with over 3000 participants enrolled, the program has returned a number of results to participants in both the genotype and whole genome sequencing cohorts. The goal is to enroll 10,000 participants from the state of Alabama over the course of the planned five year program. Continue reading “The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative Takes Shape in Year Two”

Alabama Genomic Health Initiative begins recruitment in Huntsville

Huntsville, Ala – Recruitment for the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) is underway in Huntsville. The AGHI, a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, launched last summer in Birmingham, and teams are now recruiting participants at the UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. Continue reading “Alabama Genomic Health Initiative begins recruitment in Huntsville”

HudsonAlpha receives $50,000 grant to expand neurodegenerative disease and brain research

Huntsville, Ala. – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama. These funds will support the Impacting Alzheimer Disease initiative which is part of HudsonAlpha’s Memory and Mobility (M&M) Fund. Continue reading “HudsonAlpha receives $50,000 grant to expand neurodegenerative disease and brain research”

CGM announces new funding opportunity – Due June 15

The UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine announced a new funding opportunity at the fourth annual 2018 CGM Symposium.

A central goal of the CGM is to develop and support pilot projects that allow biomedical scientists and practitioners to apply genomic technology in ways that serve as a platform for additional sponsored projects and/or clinical services and benefit the broader community. Continue reading “CGM announces new funding opportunity – Due June 15”