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David Valle, MD David Valle, MD
Henry J. Knott Professor
Director of the IGM

The overall goal of the IGM is to integrate genetics into all of medicine. To this end, IGM investigators are exploring the role of the genes and genetic variation in the generation of human phenotypes and using this knowledge in various ways to understand biology and to improve health.

The IGM clinical service is aimed at providing state-of-the-art care for our patients, as well as contributing to translational, patient-oriented research; providing a set of educational activities for our trainees; and importantly, serving as an exemplar of how genetics informs the care of individual patients. We recognize that for these activities to be successful we also must be active in the education of our students, our colleagues and the public at large.