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The Center for Genomic Advocacy Will Be Hosting an Open House Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Pathway to Success

Terre Haute, IN, Nov. 14, 2013 – The Center for Genomic Advocacy will be presenting an open house, to give you a chance to see what is going to change our society in the upcoming decade. This event is open to all students on ISU campus.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2-4pm, Science Building in room 207, The Center for Genomic Advocacy will be throwing an open house to share with you what genomic advocacy is about. There will be a tour of The Genomic Center for everyone. Rusty Gonser, Director of The Center for Genomic Advocacy, says that “The Center for Genomic Advocacy seeks to address the genomic revolution to students and the community through their advanced technology.”

If you need more information about what to expect at The Center for Genomic Advocacy, students can visit http://www.unboundedpossibilities.com/the-center-for-genomic-advocacy.aspx for the open house.

The Center for Genomic Advocacy is fairly new to Indiana State University. The International Human Genome Project has only been around for 20 years and is just now beginning to help understand how genomic information will change society. In the upcoming decade genomic technology will be able to provide treatments and cures for diseases. Genomic technology will also solve problems such as environmental disasters, famine, and the conservation of rare endangered species

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THE CENTER FOR GENOMIC ADVOCACY

Fact Sheet

HISTORY OF ORGANIZATION

The Center for Genomic Advocacy is fairly new to Indiana State University. The International Human Genome Project has only been around for 20 years and is just now beginning to help understand how genomic information will change society. In the upcoming decade, genomic technology will be able to provide treatments and cures for diseases. Genomic technology will also solve problems such as environmental disasters, famine, and the conservation of rare endangered species.

VISION

The mission of The Center for Genomic Advocacy is to develop a community of advocates through studies of biology, political, science, business, ethics, and health. TCGA’s vision will not only place ISU at the forefront of academic innovation, but also help academic institutions across the world to embrace scientific advances.

PURPOSE

The Center for Genomic Advocacy’s purpose is to bring awareness to students and the community about genomic technology. TCGA’s determination is to transform society through innovative educational experiences. Therefore, TCGA will be able to do that by advancing students from studies in health, business, ethics, political science, and biology.

GOAL

The Center for Genomic Advocacy’s first goal is to increase enrollment and student success by creating a couple of new educational programs such as a certificate in genomic advocacy and a master’s program in genetic counseling. Goal number two is to advance experiential learning and recruit great faculty. The Center for Genomic Advocacy’s final goal is to enhance community engagement by serving society through education and the advancement of genomics.

CALL TO ACTION

To help society maneuver genomic revolution and to advance the education of its citizens, ISU has created TCGA. This includes awareness from The Center for Genomic Advocacy’s programs, projects, and certificates that will be available soon at Indiana State University. In return, students and the community will be able to learn about genomics through an increased presence on campus.

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November 2013

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