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Rachel Wobrak <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:22:39 -0400
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Subject: Career Shuttle: Personal Genome Diagnostics

Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career
Shuttle to Personal Genome Diagnostics! This trip is open to all UMD
students, but will be of particular interest to students interested in
exploring career paths in cancer research.

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) is a provider of advanced technology
solutions based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and related technologies
for cancer genome analysis. Specialties include: Cancer Genetics, DNA-based
Cancer Diagnostics, Whole Exome Sequencing, Whole Genome Sequencing, Targeted
Cancer Gene Sequencing, Bioinformatics

The session will provide an overview with Lab Ops, Clinical Ops, R&D,
Analysis, a lab tour and time to hear from HR about openings and how to

Business casual attire is required (no jeans)
Space is limited - please RSVP today and reserve 12:30-5:15 p.m. for the site
visit. Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip,
we will be enforcing our "no-show" policy. Contact Rachel Wobrak immediately
at [log in to unmask] if you register and are unable to attend.

Career Shuttles No-Show Policy.pdf
PDF icon Career Shuttles No-Show Policy.pdf
Once you have RSVP'd and received a confirmation email, please plan to meet
in the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake
Library, South Wing) at 12:30 p.m. We will depart promptly by bus and return
to campus by 5:15 p.m. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to departure
and you must be 18 years or older to consent.

Learn more:

PGDx launched in 2010 to bring innovative genetic analyses to cancer
researchers, physicians and patients. PGDx uses cutting-edge next-generation
sequencing and analysis techniques to identify mutations in patients’
tumors and facilitate the development of personalized treatment plans as well
as novel basic science discoveries. In addition, PGDx has developed exciting
liquid biopsy technology that uses patient-specific tumor alterations to
create a simple blood test that will enable non-invasive tumor detection and
monitoring. PGDx is composed of talented individuals with a variety of
scientific backgrounds that are dedicated to advancing medicine through
genomic technologies. Visit their website to learn more

You must RSVP for this event:

Event Date: October 28, 2016
Event Start Time: 12:30 pm
Event End Time: 5:00 pm
Event Location: meet at: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing- University Career
Contact Person: Rachel Wobrak
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-314-7242
Website URL: