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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Moving on Up!

Congratulations to Ani Manichaikul, PhD for her promotion to Associate Professor and Charles Farber, PhD on earning tenure! Both Ani and Charles are resident faculty in the Center for Public…

CPHG’s Josyf Mychaleckyj Appointed Assistant Dean for Biomedical Data Sciences

On July 22, 2019, UVA School of Medicine's Senior Associate Dean for Research, Margaret A. Shupnik, PhD, announced the appointment of Josyf Mychaleckyj, MA, PhD, as Assistant Dean for Biomedical…

Basel Al-Barghouthi Wins ASBMR Young Invesigator Award for PhD Training!

CPHG Congratulates the Farber Lab's Basel Al-Barghouthi on being selected as a recipient of the 2019 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for Ph.D. Training! With the aim of promoting general knowledge…

3 CPHG Faculty Members join the MilliPub Club

CPHG congratulates Wei-Min Chen, Nathan Sheffield, and Chongzhi Zang on their induction into the MilliPub Club, which honors School of Medicine faculty researchers who have reached a unique milestone: having a…

Civelek wins teaching fellowship to examine ethical issues in BME data science course

Dr. Mete Civelek was selected by The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life (IPE) to receive a 2018 Donchian Teaching Fellowship.  The fellowships enable UVA faculty to develop or enhance…

Genome Sciences Seminar

Philip De Jager, MD, PhD Columbia University The Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3) is held in Pinn 1017 on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Refreshments are available at 12:45pm.
Oct
2

Genome Sciences Seminar

Aidong Zhang, PhD University of Virginia The Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3) is held in Pinn 1017 on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Refreshments are available at 12:45pm.
Oct
9

Genome Sciences Seminar

Ross Cagan, PhD Mount Sinai The Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3) is held in Pinn 1017 on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Refreshments are available at 12:45pm.
Oct
23

Genome Sciences Seminar

Vijay Sankaran, MD, PhD Harvard Stem Cell Institute The Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3) is held in Pinn 1017 on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Refreshments are available at 12:45pm.
Oct
30

Genome Sciences Seminar

Leslie Lange, PhD University of Colorado, Denver The Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3) is held in Pinn 1017 on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00pm. Refreshments are available at 12:45pm.
Nov
6

Recent Publications

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