Dumeny’s love for genetics began when she first learned about precision medicine.
“I wanted to pursue research that helps to make the practice of medicine safer and more efficient, and precision medicine has the goal of delivering the right treatments, at the right time, every time to the right person,” Dumeny said.
Dumeny is passionate about her research and believes it will change the field of medicine for the better.
“Precision medicine is an improved approach for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of diseases by taking into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person,” Dumeny said. “This contrasts with "one-size-fits-all" approach to medicine that is based on general population averages. By progressing in our understanding of human genetics and implementation science, healthcare providers can provide more precise, predictable care, improving the quality and efficiency of medicine.”
With four years of experience in the G&G program, Dumeny stated that this program has both challenged her and strengthened her skillset.
“The program has contributed to my development as a scientist by challenging me to obtain breadth in my knowledge of genomics, Dumeny said. “Through the diverse rotations, events, and seminars, I have had the opportunity get exposed to different techniques and different areas of research helping me to become a well-rounded researcher. I think this is a skill needed to be able to interpret any new project that I encounter in my career.”
Upon graduation, Dumeny plans to become a physician-scientist.
“Once I complete the last years of medical school, I plan to pursue a residency in preventive medicine so that I can learn how to integrate genomics with improvements to public health,” Dumeny said. “I have really enjoyed getting to know my lab members over the last few years and I am extremely blessed to have a great and comprehensive network of colleagues to collaborate with after I graduate.”