UCSF Helps Launch NIH Precision Medicine Cohort Program

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UC San Francisco is helping to launch a landmark effort by the National Institutes of Health to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants in research aimed at preventing and treating disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

Four University of California medical centers that are part of UC Health – UCSF, UC San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Davis – have joined with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, San Diego Blood Bank, and the University of Southern California to form the California Precision Medicine Consortium. They are the first regional medical center enrollment sites announced in California to be part of the national network of health care provider organizations (HPOs) that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program, joining awardees announced earlier this year.

Professor Robert A. Hiatt, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is the principal investigator for UCSF>

Read more about the initiative at ucsf.edu.