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Program examines genes, disease

Winchester Academy hosts medical researcher

Scott Hebbring will discuss the impact of genetics on medicine at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.

Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is the second in a two-part series.

A research scientist at the Marshfield Clinic, Hebbring will focus on how genetic information and electronic medical record data are revolutionizing health care.

He will discuss his research that shows how family and genetic data may be used to predict, prevent and treat human disease.

Hebbring completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School in Rochester, Minnesota.

At the Mayo Clinic, his research included the study of genes and enzymes involved in folate metabolism, pharmacogenomics and prostate cancer.

This program is free and open to the public.

Winchester Academy is funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations. Karen and John Hebbring are the sponsors of Dr. Hebbring’s program.

For more information about Winchester Academy, check winchesteracademywaupaca.org, follow on Facebook or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected].

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