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Mat Edick CADSA Board Member

Mat Edick CADSA Board Member

Mat (and his wife Cathy), were introduced to CADSA shortly after the birth of their second child, Elijah, who was born with Down syndrome in 2006.  Mat received his PhD in Pharmacogenomics (the study of how genetics can change the way our bodies respond to medications) from the University of Tennessee in 2003.  He currently works at Michigan Public Health Institute as a Senior Research Scientist and as the Associate Director of the newly established Center for Translational Genetics.  Mat is a member of the Region 4 Midwest Genetic Services Collaborative and is currently serving on a national work group that recommends funding priorities for genetics service collaborative to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Mat is also active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the ROC Association community center in Mason, MI, serving on the CHUM Therapeutic Riding Inc. research advisory board, and serving as a volunteer and/or leader for a local 4H club, for girl scouts, and for multiple ministries at his church.  Mat is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to put his personal and professional experience to work as a member of the CADSA Board of Directors.