Message from the Director
Sekar Kathiresan, MD

We seek to build on our considerable strengths in gene discovery and mechanistic research and over the next five years, lead an effort to bring genomics to medicine. We will look to ‘complete the cycle’ – from genetic discoveries to mechanism to the clinic – by assessing where genomic medicine will have the greatest impact on human health, and by driving efforts to implement genomic medicine in those areas, at MGH and beyond. We are planning strategic initiatives in four domains:

  1. building scientific community
  2. taking steps to complete the cycle
  3. training future leaders in genomic medicine; and
  4. fostering strong partnerships to ensure sustainability.

In this new year, we will look to design and implement these new strategic initiatives.