Human and Molecular Genetics Academic Department

The Department of Human and Molecular Genetics was formally established in 2007 in the new FIU College of Medicine. Vision & Goals Vision: To become a department consisting of faculty having international reputations for scholarship and education in human genetics. Mission: Establish a department that elucidates genetic etiology of human disease, translate this knowledge into improved health care through early detection and treatment. The mission will be accomplished by: Creating a supportive environment that impels excellence Recruiting and retaining accomplished investigators of proven competitive research Developing state-of-the-art core facilities for FIU investigators Facilitating and encouraging national and international collaborative initiatives Mentoring faculty members and trainees for academic excellence Educating medical students to think genetically Serving as a bridge department between basic science and clinical departments

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