Online Program

Career path in public health in the age of genomic science

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

William Ebomoyi, Post Doc(NIH) Ph.D Illinois, Dept. of Health Studies, Chicago State University, Chicago Il 60628, IL
This project focuses on the accomplishment of the human genome sequencing project and the various innovative careers which have been derived from genomics. In the G-8 nations, the numerous medical and public health disciplines which have been developed from genomics related interventions are directed to maximizing public health and minimizing public harm. In the age of genomic science, numerous innovative careers and the responsibilities of the new scientists will evolve in microbial genomics, genomic epidemiology, nutritional scientists focusing on phyto-chemical nutrients, bio-processors, and the new generation of bioinformatics scientists and molecular biologist (sequencers) In the G-8 nations before accomplishing HGS the technological resources had been developed,the scientific workforce existed to work collaboratively with numerous biotechnological companies,therefore, the added commercial and public benefits will out space the cost of introducing genomics to the developing and the least-developing nations. This project has identified potential career path for public health in the industrialized nations, compared potential careers in public health in the developing nations and outlined the relevance of innovative revision of curriculum for training public health scientists worldwide. Suggestions were advanced to sequence and integrate genomic technology in the curriculum of public health scientists in developing nations. Innovations from genomics should be integrated not only into preventive but also curative medical care of patients in worlwidw. The implications of applying genomics to solve the health problems associated with the leading causes of death in the developed and developing nations were discussed

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Basic medical science applied in public health
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Environmental health sciences

Learning Objectives:
Define public health and genomic science List the impact of sequencing the human genome on public health Identify innovative careers created from genomic interventions Trace the tripartite linkages between public health preventive medicine and health education State the potential role and responsibilities of genomic epidemiologists and other health educators in genomic age

Keyword(s): Advocacy, AMA

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved in multiple research dealing with this project
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.