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Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Sarah Pendergrass, PhD, MS
January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sarah Pendergrass, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Translational Informatics
Redefining our Understanding of Disease, Outcome, Phenotype and the Impact of Genetic Architecture through Electronic Health Records
Disease is the sum of many parts, and risk, progression, and severity is not the same for each person. Working with large, phenotypically rich datasets, such as electronic health records (EHRs), we can leverage complexity to redefine our understanding of disease, outcome, and phenotype. Advancing how we use ever-expanding EHR data will allow for a more complete understanding of the impact of genetic architecture and on health, including the impact of rare genetic variation, and ultimately lead to improvements in precision medicine.