Education Committee


IGES Education Committee Mission:

The committee shall recommend activities concerned with information relevant to genetic epidemiology as it relates to the education of students in general, the training of professionals in genetic epidemiology, and to a lesser extent the awareness of genetic epidemiology by the general public. The committee shall be especially concerned with education at all levels relating to genetic epidemiology, particularly at the professional level, and should encourage liaison with the education committees of other groups. The committee shall also consider requests to communicate basic genetic epidemiology knowledge, its advances, and its applications to the public at large.

The IGES Education Committee works on a variety of educational and training initiatives each year.

Composition and Tenure:
The IGES Education Committee shall consist of members appointed for three-year terms, up to three to be appointed each year.

Year First Year of Term Second Year of Term Third Year of Term
2014 Heather Ochs-Balcom
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY USA
Elizabeth Gillanders (Chair)
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD USA
Mike Barmada
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Stephanie Santorico
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO, USA
Jaya Satagopan
New York, NY USA
George Papanicolaou
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD USA
Ellen Goode
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN  USA
 Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat
Leiden University Medical Centre
Leiden, The Netherlands
Sarah Buxbaum
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS USA