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Genomics in the Age of Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Monday, January 27, 2020
4–6 PM
6275 Bunche Hall

RSVP: http://bit.ly/NanibaaGarrison

Intersections of AIS & STEM presents “Genomics in the Age of Indigenous Data Sovereignty,” a talk by Dr. Nanibaa’ Garrison (Diné), who is the recipient of an NIH K01 career development award to explore perspectives of tribal leaders, physicians, scientists, and policy makers on genetic research with tribes. In this talk, she will share the results of the research, as well as discuss more recent work that examines policies pertaining to data ownership and governance, especially as it pertains to Indigenous peoples in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Nanibaa’ Garrison, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is on the faculty for the UCLA Institute for Precision Health and the UCLA genetic counseling master’s program. Dr. Garrison earned her Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in bioethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Center for Integration of Research on Genetics & Ethics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the ethical, social, and cultural implications of genetic and genomic research in Indigenous communities. Using community-based research approaches, she engages with tribal communities to develop policies and guidance for tribes.

Intersections of AIS & STEM is an event series highlighting the science of Indigenous knowledges. Organized by the UCLA American Indian Studies IDP.

This event is co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.



Jan 27 2020


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Bunche Hall


American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program

Other Organizers

Asian American Studies Center

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