Dr. Kumar is co-founder of MyOme, a clinical whole genome platform company, where he oversees medical and scientific efforts. Prior to MyOme, Akash trained in science and medicine at the University of Washington and completed his medical genetics residency at Stanford University. His scientific contributions include design and implementation of NGS-based methods with applications in cancer genetics and prenatal testing. He has published ten first-author publications in journals including Nature Medicine, PNAS and Genome Medicine and is a co-inventor on one licensed patent. As a practicing medical geneticist at Stanford, Akash believes that early diagnosis/intervention are essential to improve outcomes for children and families affected with disease.
Linda Giudice, UCSF
Yoel Sadovsky, UPMC
Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health: