Hello all! This week we will be welcoming three scientists at the Bioethics Panel:
Amber L. Beitelshees, PharmD, MPH, FAHA, FCCP
Dr. Beitelshees is a researcher and assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She specifically studies why there is variability in patients’ response to drug components, a field of study called pharmacogenomics. Her research usually focuses on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Yue Guan PhD, ScM, CGC
Dr. Guan is a certified genetic counselor with a PhD in public health. She is mainly focused on researching genetic counseling, genetic literacy, the communication of genetic information and the prevention of diseases based on genomics.
Alan R. Shuldiner, MD
Dr. Shuldiner is medical doctor with a specialoty in internal medicine. Dr. Shuldiner has accumulated more than 95,000 citations for his research in genetics. He is also known for studying the Amish, a homogeneous population that is suited for genetic studies. He and his researchers were the first to discover the null mutation in APOC3 gene, whose carriers have an increased chance of living to over 90 years of age!