If you weren’t able to join the Information is Power event on March 23, 2021, you can watch the virtual event below. Tune in soon in October of 2021 for another HudsonAlpha and Links event. 


Info is Power virtual event w/ The Links

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The Links, Greater Huntsville Chapter, hosted a virtual event on March 23 at 6:30 pm. Speakers discussed healthcare disparities and how genetic testing and participation in genetic research have the potential to improve cancer outcomes for African Americans. 

About this Event

Princess Theatre, Decatur-Morgan Women’s Healthcare and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology along with cancer researcher, Sara Cooper, PhD, and genetic counselor, Veronica Greve discuss the latest in cancer research and genetic testing. In 2020, almost 30,000 Alabama men and women will be diagnosed with cancer and over 10,000 will lose their battle with cancer. Learn your genetic cancer risks and gain powerful insight into your health care. What you will learn about your own genes also has a potential impact you can share with your family members.

In this lunchtime talk:

  • Learn about you and your families risk and prevention for cancer


Sara Cooper, PhD

Sara Cooper, PhD joined the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a faculty investigator in 2010. She trained in genomics and metabolomics at Stanford University and the University of Washington. Her work is focused on using genomic and metabolomic technologies to understand human disease and improve patient care. Her ongoing studies often rely on the integration of metabolomics and genomics. Current and recent projects cover a diverse range of human diseases including pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, glioblastoma, and neuropsychiatric disease with a particular emphasis on precision medicine. She also leads the Institute’s Information is Power community outreach effort.

Veronica Greve, MS, CGC

Veronica Greve, MS, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor from Whitehall, MI, who now calls Huntsville home. She received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her roles as a genetic counselor for the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, Veronica has a special interest in expanding access to genetic testing and exploring new genetic counseling delivery models.

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