Precision Medicine and Health Consortium (PMHC)

The Precision Medicine and Health Consortium capitalizes on the expertise within the scientific community, health systems, payor industry and others to make novel discoveries and therapeutic advances in precision medicine, and translate these to improve healthcare. 

The PMHC joins together faculty with a common purpose and connects faculty with expertise in precision medicine to address health problems using an interdisciplinary approach. It is our belief that a interdisciplinary group will more quickly advance research, educational, and outreach activities.

Members of the PMHC also bridge the gap between genetic research discoveries and application in patient care. Precision Medicine is a national priority and this group strives to keep on the forefront of this evolving field.

Latest News

NIH: Survey shows broad support for national precision medicine study

National Institutes of Health logoIn a recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, a majority of respondents expressed willingness to participate in the nationwide research effort. 

Prof. Susan M. Wolf Awarded NIH Grant for Project to Establish the Legal Framework for Genomic Medicine

Susan WolfThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the first-ever grant dedicated to laying the policy groundwork needed to translate genomic medicine into clinical application. Professor Susan M.

What Drives Professor Pam Jacobson To Match Medications To Genes?

Pam JacobsonHer research focus is for every person who needs medical treatment will receive drugs that work for them. Read more about Pam Jabobson here



PMI - $200 Million

obama200 million has been allocated for FY16 budget to the NIH for the president’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The text of the


Upcoming Seminars

Presented by The Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative

2:00-3:00 p.m.
5-125 Moos Tower (Duluth via ITV - TBA)

September 1, 2017
Recent and Ongoing Work in Precision Medicine within the VA Health Care System
Eric W. Dieperink, MD—Veterans Affairs Medical Center

October 6, 2017
Health Informatics to Facilitate Precision Medicine
Rui Zhang, PhD—Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems and Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota

November 3, 2017
Making Complex Cancer Genomics Data Accessible and Interpretable
Nikolaus Schultz, PhD—Head of Knowledge Systems, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

December 1, 2017
Implementation of Clinical Pharmacogenomics at Children’s Minnesota
David Gregornik, PharmD, BCOP—Pharmacogenomics Program Leader, Children’s Minnesota


Save the Date

Pharmacogenomics Conference 2018
Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy
Friday, June 22, 2018 8am-5pm
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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21st Century Cures Initiative Passed

Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Initiative, a $6.3 billion medical research bill. The bill authorizes significant funding for various health care related programs over the next 10 years, including $1.5 billion for Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.


2016 Precision Medicine Conference presentation videos

Genomics and Health Impact Weekly Scan  This weekly update features emerging roles of human genomics, testing and interventions in a wide variety of noncommunicable diseases across the life span.

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Pamala Jacobson, PharmD