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An Open Science Approach for Rare Disease Patients

Research seminar presented by Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., Director of Translational Data Science, Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing, Oregon State University.

Melissa Haendel

Melissa Haendel’s background is in neuroscience and developmental genetics, molecular biology, and toxicology.

Her research interests include precision of rare disease diagnosis and using informatics to reduce healthcare inequities.

She has received research funding from numerous agencies including PCORI and NIH (NCI, NCATS, NIAID, BD2K, and Office of the Director) among others.

Melissa received the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Scholarship award in 2017 and currently serves as a member on international and national research committees and advisory boards related to data guidelines, genomic data, bioinformatics and rare diseases.


The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by:

  • CPHHS Research Office
  • Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families
  • Center for Healthy Aging Research
  • Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health
  • Center for Global Health


The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning.

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hallie E. Ford Center For Healthy Children and Families, 115
2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97330

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Health and Well-being, Research


Faculty and Staff, Student, Graduate, Undergraduate




College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Contact Name

S. Marie Harvey, DrPH, MPH

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