Division of Genetic Epidemiology

The Division of Genetic Epidemiology (GenEpi) is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors.

Our Research and Gene Studies

We are focused on searching for and understanding genes that affect health and disease.

Introduction to Genetics and Cancer

An overview of what genetics entails, the relationship between genetics and cancer, and ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.

History of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology

A brief history of our division and our involvement with the identification of the p16, BRCA1, and BRCA2

Latest News

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction
Research
May 19, 2016

Even Frail, Older Adults Could Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering their blood pressure below current medical guidelines. The multi-institutional investigation was published online in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 19. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Study Finds COPD-like Respiratory Symptoms Common Among Smokers Despite Lack of COPD Diagnosis
Research
May 12, 2016

Study Finds COPD-like Respiratory Symptoms Common Among Smokers Despite Lack of COPD Diagnosis

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In a finding that could lead to better treatment of smoking-related lung diseases, scientists are reporting that about half of current or former smokers with normal lung function have respiratory symptoms similar to COPD and an increased risk for exacerbations or “flare ups” of their symptoms despite a lack of COPD diagnosis. Many of these individuals show COPD-like symptoms, such as shortness of breath and difficulty exercising. Researchers note they also have a high rate of respiratory medication use despite a lack of data from clinical trials about appropriate treatment of this particular patient population. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

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