Honors Presents: Dr. Rick Burney - Precision Medicine: Current Concepts
- Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Advancements in technology, computing, and informatics have allowed biomedical scientists to unveil the complex interaction of nucleic acids (genomics) and proteins (proteomics) in biological systems. A theme among these discoveries is the amazing specificity of molecular signatures in health and disease. Precision Medicine seeks to leverage these unique molecular signatures to guide clinicians in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease conditions. The promise of Precision Medicine is the replacement of inefficient 'trial and error' clinical approaches with more personalized and streamlined workflows to improve the patient experience. In this edition of Honors Presents, Dr. Rick Burney will review the evolution of Precision Medicine, current applications, and the impact this movement is having on the delivery of healthcare.
Dr. Rick Burney completed his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point. He finished as the Valedictorian of the USMA Class of 1991 and was awarded a Marshall Scholarship for postgraduate study at Oxford University. At the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, he completed an MSc thesis in Immunogenetics. While there, he was acquainted with the importance of well-annotated clinical biorepositories to potentiate molecular research. Dr. Burney received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University, completed Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center, and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (IVF) at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he published a thesis comparing genome-wide gene expression differences in the endometrium of women with and without endometriosis. He returned to Madigan after fellowship training to direct the IVF program and established an accredited REI Fellowship program there. His lab is very active in biorepository-driven Precision Medicine research and has developed several patented diagnostics for gynecologic conditions. Dr. Burney currently serves as Chair of the Department of Clinical Investigation, directing the institutional research program. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in scientific texts. His personal pursuits include time with family, backpacking, and kayak angling.
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