U of M Grand Challenge Collaboration Research Grant Awarded to Precision Medicine

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:30pm

DNA strands"Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative: Transforming health and advancing equity," was named one of eight U of M Grand Challenges Research collaboration grants to advance the research goals of the TC Campus Strategic Plan over the next ten years.

The Interdisciplinary Work Group, comprised of 14 faculty across the University, proposed precision medicine as a means to transform health and address health disparities.  The initiative will use genomics, informatics, bioengineering, analysis of environmental exposures, and behavioral sciences, to tailor health care to the challenges facing individuals and their communities. This ambitious approach will fundamentally alter our understanding of health, disease prevention, and treatment. Core to this project is partnering across the state of Minnesota with citizens, patients, and healthcare providers to understand and effectively address major health problems.  

Co-PIs: Ellen Demerath, Epidemiology & Community Health; Pamala Jacobson, Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology; Kingshuk Sinha, Supply Chain & Operations; Susan M. Wolf, Law, Medicine & Public Policy

Team Members: Gerald August, Family Social Science; Marilyn Bruin, Design, Housing, & Apparel; Michael Conzemius, Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Jigna Desai, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies; Joseph Gaugler, Nursing; Christy Haynes, Chemistry; Bin He, Biomedical Engineering; Dan Knights, Computer Science & Engineering; Alex Rothman, Psychology; Paula Termuhlen, Surgery; Jakub Tolar, Pediatrics, Stem Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics

Read more on the Grand Challenge Research Grants awards.