Rex Chisholm, Ph.D.
Dean for Research
Feinberg School of Medicine
“On the Road to Personalized Medicine: Electronic Health Records, Biobanks and Genomics”
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
11:00A – 12:00N
Dr. Chisholm is the founding director of the Center for Genetic Medicine, a cross campus Center that currently has 140 faculty members in 18 departments in four schools at Northwestern University. The Center for Genetic Medicine provides an umbrella for genetics and genomics throughout the University.
Dr. Chisholm’s research focuses in the areas of bioinformatics and understanding the contribution of genetic variation to human disease, especially common complex disease. He is the principal investigator (PI) of the NUgene project, a biobank linked to the electronic health records of consented participants who receive their health care through the Feinberg School’s clinical affiliates: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and Children’s Memorial Hospital. NUgene is also a member of the NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute – one of the institutes of the NIH eMERGE network). The eMERGE network is a consortium of biobanks that are linked to electronic health records.