Human Genetics Initiative

The OHSU Human Genetics Initiative (HGI) was created in 2006 to improve research resources and educational programs in the burgeoning field of genetics. The key elements of the HGI are strategic investments in new faculty, advanced technology, and training of a new generation of healthcare providers in genetics. The HGI will also improve the integration of genetics resources at OHSU.

About HGI

The goal of the Human Genetics Initiative at OHSU is to accelerate the translation of scientific knowledge to patient care.  The Human Genetics Initiative (HGI) cuts across all OHSU missions, departments and units.  The initiative will recruit new faculty, build advanced technologies, develop new educational programs and, eventually, establish a novel delivery model for genetics healthcare.  Read More

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Articles of Interest

PharmGKB: understanding the effects of individual genetic variants
Sangkuhl K, Berlin DS, Altman RB, & Klein TE Drug Metab Rev 2008; 40(4):539-51

Pharmacogenetics in drug discovery and development: a translational perspective

Roses AD Nat Rev Drug Discov 2008 Sep

Thirty years of Alzheimer's disease genetics: the implications of systematic meta-analyses
Bertram L & Tanzi RE Nat Rev Neurosci 2008 Oct;9(10):768-7

Genotype-guided tamoxifen therapy: time to pause for reflection?

Lash TL, Lien EA, Sorensen HT, Hamilton-Dutoit, S.  Lancet Oncol 2009; 10(8):825-33.

Evaluating the Psychological Effects of Genetic Testing in Symptomatic Patients:  A Systematic Review
Vansenne F, et al.  Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2009 Aug  

Genomic advances and their impact on clinical trial design

Mandrekar, SJ, Sargent DJ.  Genome Med 2009 Jul 13; 1(7):69.