Jeanette McCarthy, Ph.D., MPH, was welcomed as a guest editor for the Special Focus issue of Personalized Medicine. McCarthy, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, is also an associate editor for Personalized Medicine.
The Future Science Group (FSG) published journal, Personalized Medicine, has announced the release of a Special Focus Issue entitled 'Improving Genomics Education' that highlights the implementation of genetics and genomics education for healthcare providers and the general public.
Personalized Medicine was delighted to welcome the journal's Associate Editors Jeanette McCarthy, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California (CA, USA) and George Patrinos, Professor of Pharmacogenomics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Patras (Greece) as Guest Editors for the Special Focus Issue.
"Genetic tests are only as effective as the healthcare providers who use them. Efforts to educate users should go hand-in-hand with developing the tools for Personalized Medicine," explained McCarthy.
Patrinos added: "Success in Personalized Medicine implementation depends not only on enriching healthcare professionals genomics education but also raising the general public's genetics awareness - it takes two to tango!"
Highlights from the issue include a Research Article investigating provider engagement of genetic education in oncology; a Special Report highlighting the trends, challenges and importance of undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics; as well as an Interview with Carla Easter (National Institutes of Health; MD, USA) discussing educating the public on genetics and genomics.
Ebony Torrington, Commissioning Editor for Personalized Medicine, further added: "I am delighted with the response already received from experts in the field regarding the release of this Special Focus Issue. It has been a pleasure to work with both Jeanette McCarthy and George Patrinos to produce such an insightful issue that we hope will benefit the field and ultimately lead to improved patient care in the future."
Story originally published by EurekAlert! on June 20, 2019