STAGE ISSS: Teri Manolio

Join us for the next instalment of the STAGE International Speaker Seminar Series (ISSS) with

Teri Manolio, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Genomic Medicine at National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

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Speaker Profile:

As a physician and epidemiologist, Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D. has a deep interest in discovering genetic changes associated with diseases by conducting biomedical research on large groups of people. As the Director of the Division of Genomic Medicine, a position she has held since 2012, Dr. Manolio leads efforts to support research translating those discoveries into diagnoses, preventive measures, treatments and prognoses of health conditions.

“I see our division as a unique undertaking at NHGRI. We apply the rapidly expanding knowledge base of genetic associations and genome-scale analytic technologies to clinical problems of disease diagnosis and treatment” said Dr. Manolio. “This knowledge will enable us to meld clinical and genomic research for rapid improvements in clinical care.”

Dr. Manolio envisions a day when patients have ready access to affordable, reliable genetic tests enabling them to avoid rare, sometimes devastating complications of common drug treatments. She also hopes to find ways of using a patient’s genomic information to enhance diagnostic strategies and improve treatment outcomes by examining comprehensive databases of patients whose physical characteristics and genomic variants match those of the patient at hand.

Dr. Manolio joined NHGRI in 2005 as senior advisor to the NHGRI Director for population genomics, and in 2007 established NHGRI’s Office of Population Genomics and became its Director. She has led efforts to apply genomic technologies to population and clinical research, including the Population Architecture for Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Network , the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium, the ClinGen Resource, the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) Network, and the NHGRI Genome-Wide Association Catalog.

Dr. Manolio came to NHGRI from NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute where she was involved in large-scale cohort studies such as the Cardiovascular Health Study and the Framingham Heart Study. Dr. Manolio also maintains an active clinical appointment on the in-patient medical service of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, and is a Professor of Medicine on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She has authored more than 280 research papers and has research interests in genome-wide association studies of complex diseases, ethnic differences in disease risk and incorporating genomic findings into clinical care.

She received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, her M.D. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and her Ph.D. in human genetics and genetic epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.


CANSSI Ontario STAGE (STAGE) is a training program in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, housed at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and funded by CANSSI Ontario at U of T, an extra-departmental unit in the Faculty of Arts & Science that is home to the Ontario Regional Centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI).

Seminars are sponsored by The Hospital for Sick Children, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the McLaughlin Centre of the University of Toronto, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Ontario Cancer Institute of the University Health Network.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 07 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Maple Room, UY9014
University of Toronto, 700 University Avenue, 9th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5