Center for Public Health Genomics

The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) addresses questions in public health, biology and medicine by developing and applying state-of-the-art genetic, genomic and computational approaches to human data and samples and manipulation of model organisms.

CPHG is focused on translational and personalized medicine — moving gene discovery (and the manner in which genes interact with environment) into the delivery of health care and of disease prevention both in clinical settings as well as in the community.

Our research projects range from gene discovery to pharmacogenomics to mouse models of human disease. Graduate research in the CPHG is based in programs through colleges (including the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences) within existing graduate programs.

 

The Future

Public health genomics is a multi-disciplinary field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genetic information and technology for the benefit of population health. A major focus of our work translates genomic discoveries to appropriate population level assessments, policies and disease prevention programs.

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Center for Public Health Genomics Education

Graduate students identify CPHG mentors and conduct research in CPHG faculty laboratories. This research leads to degrees in disciplines that are typically multidisciplinary.
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UVA Seminar Series

The Center for Public Health Genomics operates two seminar series in Fall and Spring semesters: the weekly Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3), and the semi-monthly CPHG Research in Progress (CPHG-RIP).
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Review of Human Genome IDs Stroke Risk Genes

Researchers seeking to better understand how our genes contribute to stroke risk have completed what is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive review of the human genome to identify genes that predispose people to ischemic stroke, the cause of approximately 85 percent of all strokes.
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Manichaikul Lab publishes paper in Nature Communications

The Manichaikul Lab published a paper today in Nature Communications. The paper is entitled: "Whole genome sequence analysis of pulmonary function and COPD in 19,996 multi-ethnic participants". Paper authors include…

CPHG Hosts Virtual “Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium” Series

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) had planned to host a two-day symposium this fall, highlighting “Emerging Scholars”; senior postdocs doing outstanding research in the…

Civelek Lab Among the First Class of UVA Certified Green Labs, 2019

UVA Green Labs Certification is an adaptable program that allows researchers the freedom to introduce changes at their individual pace while tailoring action items to their specific processes. This year,…

CPHG’s Civelek Lab Member Finds Her Passion

University of Virginia biomedical engineering student is trying to tackle the world’s No. 1 cause of death on a genetic level. Rita Anane-Wae, from Ghana by way of Glendale, Arizona,…

Major Asian Gene Study to Help Doctors Understand, Treat Disease

An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately…

Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

Yu-Han Amy Hung, PhD Cornell University The Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium Seminar Series is held virtually via Zoom each Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm September 9 to…
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Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

Yanxiao Shawn Zhang, PhD University of California at San Diego The Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium Seminar Series is held virtually via Zoom each Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00…
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Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

Redouane Aherrahrou, PhD University of Virginia The Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium Seminar Series is held virtually via Zoom each Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm September 9 to…
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Recent Publications

Multi-Ancestry Genome-Wide Association Study of Lipid Levels Incorporating Gene-Alcohol Interactions.