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Personalized Medicine and Vaccines

  • Freewheel Brewing Company 3736 Florence Street Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States (map)

Learn about new tools for early intervention and personalized medicine, followed by the history and future of vaccines. Plus, our beloved science rapper Tom will rap for you again!

Food and drinks available for purchase. 

Family friendly, bring your kids.

Digital Health and Personalized Medicine: Using Big Data for Precision Care

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Dr. Jessilyn Dunn

Postdoc at Stanford

The healthcare landscape faces rising costs and a prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles that highlight the need to shift focus from treatment to early intervention and prevention. However, tools and implementation procedures for personalized, predictive medicine are lacking. Recent technological advancements make it possible to closely and continuously monitor individuals on multiple scales in real time while also incorporating genetic, environmental, and lifestyle information.


A Shot In The Dark (the history and future of vaccines)

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Dr. Michal Caspi Tal

Postdoc at Stanford, Immunology Department

Infectious disease has taken a huge toll on humanity for our entire existence. In one of the great examples where together we are more than the sum of our parts, protective vaccination campaigns that developed “Community Immunity” to vicious microscopic bugs have all but allowed us to forget some of the most deadly diseases that once plagued mankind. From the early vaccines against Smallpox and Rabies to modern vaccines design strategies against HIV, Ebola, and ZIKA, we will discuss how vaccine work and the current controversy surrounding them.

Science Rapping

Tom McFadden

Middle school science teacher by day, and a SCIENCE RAPPER by night

Tom teaches 8th grade science at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, and makes science raps with students all over the Bay Area. You may have seen his science rap music videos on his YouTube channel - "Science With Tom" or at our September Event. And because you liked his song, he will come back with a couple more songs (including students performing "My Shot").

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