Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics

The Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics helps facilitate research through the department of medicine.

Translational medicine is a term used to describe the "translation" of laboratory research findings into proof of concept in humans, ultimately leading to advances in the diagnosis, prediction, and treatment of disease.

Human genetics encompasses the study of human genetic variation and its impact on health and disease. Medical genetics is a field that has traditionally focused on the clinical management of single–gene Mendelian disorders, but is increasingly focused on common complex disorders with strong genetic components.

Inside the Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics

About Us

Clinical services provided by the Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics include diagnostic evaluation, medical management and genetic counseling for patients with known or suspected genetic disorders.

Faculty and Staff

Meet the faculty and administrative staff for the Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics.

Clinical Care

Learn about the patient-centered Translational Medicine care offered at Penn.

Education and Training

The Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics offers both a residency program and fellowship programs.

Research

The Division of Medical Genetics has several research initiatives. All faculty members focus on clinical and translational research in hereditary disorders. Major interests include the genetics of cardiovascular diseases, urogenital cancers and syndromes that predispose to cancer.

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