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Krystal Tsosie (NBDC & Vanderbilt)

**Due to COVID restrictions, only UCSD students and employees will be allowed to attend the class in person. All others must attend remotely via Zoom. Capacity is limited to first-come first-serve.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.*
Design and Innovation Building (DIB), 2nd Floor Large Event Room #202

Note: The Design and Innovation Building (DIB) is located adjacent to the Structural and Materials Engineering Building on Pepper Canyon Lane

*There will be an optional outdoor reception from 5:00 – 5:45 P.M on the DIB 2nd Floor Terrace. Desserts and refreshments provided. UCSD students, employees, and external guests are welcome to attend.

**This will be hybrid event. For those attending remotely, please register via Zoom using the “Register Here” button at the top.

Abstract:

Re-Indigenizing Genomics and Data Science for Our Sustainable Health

Discussing how to build tribally-local and sustainable health and data solutions for US Indigenous communities through entrepreneurship, innovation, and STEM education.

Biography:

Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo Nation), MPH, MA, PhD candidate is an Indigenous geneticist-bioethicist at Vanderbilt University, incoming faculty at Arizona State University. As an advocate for Indigenous genomic and data sovereignty, she co-founded the first US Indigenous-led biobank, a 501c3 nonprofit research institution called the Native BioData Consortium. Much of her current research centers on ethical engagement with Indigenous communities in precision health. She also incorporates biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, public health, and computational approaches to cancer health disparities, particularly in women’s health. At the laboratory bench, she developed and patented a combined targeted ultrasound imaging and chemotherapeutic drug delivery device for treating early metastases in cancer. Krystal’s research and educational endeavors have received international media attention in such outlets as The New York Times, PBS NOVA, Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, Forbes, Boston Globe, among others.

About:

Design@Large is a speaker series hosted by The Design Lab at UC San Diego, where each quarter we examine a topic in society and the relevance and implications through the lens of human centered design.

Our theme this quarter is “Rebels, Revolutionaries & Risk takers”.

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