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Volunteering for Genetic Studies

Are you interested in participating in genetic studies? You can help contribute to scientific knowledge and get compensation. Click here for an animated explainer!

Genetic Studies and Privacy

Interested in participating in genetic studies, but wondering about what happens with your information? This video explainer will help!


Healthy Tip Of the Week (HTW): January 8-14

January is National Winter Sports TBI awareness month.  What’s TBI? TBI stands for Traumatic Brain Injury—concussions and other forms of serious brain injury that can lead to severe complications.

What's Money Got to Do With It?

What does money have to do with precision medicine and genetic studies? This video explainer will tell you what you need to know

Science & Health: A Public Health Scientist Shares Lessons from Hurricane Katrina on preparing for severe weather and natural disasters

We don’t like to think about emergencies, but we must be prepared for them. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones will be safe and prepared if an emergency happens.

State of HIV/AIDS in the Black Community in the Year 2017: Meeting, Testing, and Dinner

Jan 26 2016 6:30 pm

February 7th marks 2017's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In honor of that, Community  Health & Awareness Ministry and Gilead Sciences will be holding a community dialogue on how HIV/AIDS affects the black community, and how the situation can be improved. HIV testing and dinner will be provided!

Science and Health: Columbia Researchers use Cutting-Edge Science to Save Sight

Imagine having a disease where you slowly lose your sight—and there’s nothing that can be done about it. For some people, that is their reality. But thanks to new work by scientists at Columbia University, that might change.

Harlem Word: Dr. Alondra Nelson talks about how genealogy can help us understand police brutality

Dr. Alondra Nelson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and awarding winning author who has published numerous books such as “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.” Through her work, Dr. Nelson looks at the ways ancestry, race, and DNA come together in American society.

Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW), Dec 4-10

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! “Influenza” is the scientific name for the flu. This week, take some time to get your flu shot! Here’s some reasons why:

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