G2MC Member Dr. Lori Orlando Receives NHGRI Grant for Family Health History Work
G2MC member Dr. Lori Orlando and her co-investigators at Duke University received notice last month from the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) that they are recipients, along with teams from Vanderbilt and the Broad Institute, of a new award, one to function jointly as the coordinating center for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network (eMERGE). Orlando as PI at Duke will lead the collection of the family histories on 25,000 participants using MeTree, an innovative web-based clinical decision support tool.
Dr. Orlando, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, is a contributing member of the G2MC Family Health History Flagship Project subgroup. Continue reading to learn more about the grant and Dr. Orlando’s research efforts.