Dr. Dana Zakalik to Discuss “The Jewish Gene Pool” at Maimonides Event July 23

July 8, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Are there Jewish genes? How does our genetic makeup affect our risk for cancer and what are today’s techniques for testing and prevention? For a fascinating look into the “Jewish Gene Pool,”  join the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation for an evening with Dana Zakalik, MD on Tuesday, July 23, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel, 5700 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield.

Dr. Dana Zakalik
Dr. Dana Zakalik

With 20 years in the field of medical oncology, Dr. Zakalik is a specialist in breast cancer and breast cancer genetics at Beaumont Hospital. As Director of the Beaumont Cancer Genetics Program, she is a Professor in the Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School and serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Cancer Consortium, where she is Chair of the Cancer Genomics Committee. Seeking “novel” genetic markers of breast cancer risk in her research, Dr. Zakalik has most recently explored the psychological distress associated with direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

The Maimonides Society works to strengthen the bonds of those in the medical field with the Jewish community and Israel through educational, social and charitable activities.

A minimum gift of $18 to Federation’s 2013 Annual Campaign is required to attend.   A dessert reception will follow the program. To register online www.jewishdetroit.org/events

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