The presentation will discuss how companies are personalizing medicine by tailoring drugs and treatments to patients’ individual chemistry

SALT LAKE CITY – July 29, 2010The Women Tech Council (WTC), ( will hold its monthly Tech Talk lunch event on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building. The topic for the presentation, “Personalized Medicine,” will be presented by Elaine Lyon, Ph.D., of ARUP Labs and Kenneth G. Chahine, Ph.D., J.D. of the University of Utah. Their presentation will focus on how companies are tailoring drugs and treatments to match patients’ own individual chemistry.

“Both Dr. Lyon and Dr. Chahine are distinguished experts in their fields and we value this opportunity to learn from their research,” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council director. “Events such as this allow us to broaden our view of what role technology has in different industries.”

Dr. Lyon is the medical director of the Genetics Division at ARUP, an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Co-program director for the Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship Program at the University of Utah. She received her PhD in medical genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and continued with fellowship training in clinical molecular genetics at the University of Utah. She is certified in clinical molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics.

A scientist, registered patent attorney, and former CEO, Dr. Chahine is also a Professor of Law at the University of Utah where he teaches a first of its kind course that combines classroom instruction with practical clinical application. He has authored dozens of publications in prominent scientific and legal journals and is regularly invited to speak on business and legal issues facing the biotechnology industry. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Michigan where he was a Merit Fellow, and his law degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Tickets are available for $15 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members. Lunch is included in the fee. Membership to WTC is available at no cost through 2010. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit:

Event Details

Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.
Location: University of Utah, Health Sciences Education Building
26 South 2000 East, Room 2010
Salt Lake City, UT