Genomic Health Initiative

Thought Leader Speaker Series

As we enter an era where the price of genome sequencing has plummeted, the future of health care and important new medical discoveries is accelerated through harnessing the potential of the human genome and through the incorporation of genomics into medicine.

Mount Sinai is at the forefront of this era of genomic health and precision medicine. We have a spectacularly diverse patient population well-served by health care providers who truly believe in the potential of precision and genome informed medicine. We also believe in the application of gene-based medicine and digital health to improve health outcomes for all. Expertise in genomic research and medicine can be found across many Mount Sinai departments, institutes, and centers.

With so much groundbreaking, collaborative genomic research and advancement in technology and patient care, we have created the Genomic Health Initiative Thought Leader Lecture Series. We will invite internationally renowned luminaries at the forefront of genomic research and medicine from academic, government, and industry settings to share their insights on the future of genomic health worldwide. This hybrid lecture series is hosted by both of us, open to students and faculty across the Health System, and designed to be informative and thought-provoking for researchers and medical professionals. 

Upcoming Events:

  • 2/13/24 – Seminar Title TBA

    Professor Dame Sue Hill,
    DBE, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP(Hon), FRCPath (Hon), FHCS (Hon)
    Chief Scientific Officer for England 
    Senior Responsible Officer for Genomics in the NHS


Past Events

  • 6/02/23 – Turning Genes into Medicines: Highlights and Hurdles in the Development of Gene Therapy for Genetic Disease

    Katherine A. High, MD
    Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University
    Professor Emerita, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

  • 2/17/23 – Advancing Genomic Medicine Through Collaboration on a Global Scale

    Heidi Rehm, PhD, FACMG
    Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Chief Genomics Officer, Department of Medicine, MGH
    Co-Director, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform
    Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


  • 11/9/22 – Ancestry and disease in the age of precision medicine

    Charles Rotimi, PhD
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research
    NIH Distinguished Investigator, Division of Intramural Research
    Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health