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2016 Schedule

2016 Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Alumni Conference Schedule  
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Location: Wisconsin Union Hotel
1308 S. Dayton St. 
Madison, WI 53715
Hotel phone: 608.263.2600
(Tell a taxi or Uber driver that it is the WI Union Hotel at Union South between Campus Drive and Dayton St.)

Tuesday, July 5
9:00 pm
Opening reception and dinner at Steenbock’s on Orchard (in the Discovery Building at the corner of Campus Drive and Orchard St., across from the Union Hotel)


Wednesday, July 6 - Discovery Building, Room 3330
8:30-8:50 am


Opening prayer/song (Joe Yracheta)
Welcome by local host and purpose of conference (Pilar Ossorio)
Update on SING activities and events (Ripan Malhi)

8:50-11:00 am

Check-ins and Talking Circle (Nanibaa’ Garrison)

Each participant will be invited share their accomplishments, future aspirations, hopes, difficulties that they are encountering, or anything else with the group.

11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm

Indigenizing Genomics Panel

Enhancing genomic research through an indigenous perspective (Katrina Claw, Keolu Fox, Joe Yracheta)
Past, present, and future of genomics research with Indigenous communities, from our perspective as indigenous scientists.

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-5:00 pm

Writing session on opinion pieces

1:15-2:30 pm  Overview (Deborah Bolnick and Katrina Claw)
2:30-4:30 pm  Writing Groups - Health Group and History Group
4:30-5:00 pm  Writing group wrap-up

6:00 pm Dinner on your own in Madison


Thursday, July 7
7:30-9:00 am

Breakfast at the Discovery Building, room 3330

Then go back to Union South for the morning’s public sessions (room # announced on the monitors on the ground floor and in your arrival packets).

9:00-10:30 am

Native American experiences in the academic pipeline (open to public)

Moderator: Joe Yracheta

Panelists: Marcus Briggs-Cloud  
Krystal Tsosie
Nanibaa’ Garrison
Kim TallBear (via teleconference)

10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-12:00 pm

Short Talks by SING researchers (open to public)

Angela Neller – Culturally Affiliating the Ancient One (Kennewick Man): A Tribal Perspective
Nathan Nakatsuka – Using Genetics to Chart India’s Past and Improve Health for the Present
Rene Begay – FLNC Gene Mutations Associated with Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Italian and US families
Matt Anderson – The Impact of Genomic Diversity on Infectious Disease
Jessi Bardill – Reconsidering Consent: Lands, Bodies, and Research Relations

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch back at the Discovery Building, room 3330
1:00-3:15 pm

SING future plans and deliverables

SING logo (Nanibaa’ Garrison)
Dissemination of information to indigenous communities (local talks, podcasts, etc., Deborah Bolnick)
Plan networking among SING alumni (meet ups, newsletter, Ripan Malhi)

3:15 pm Closing Remarks