Items Tagged ‘NIH’

August 8th, 2017

All of Us Research Program: An Update from Eric Dishman, NIH

By Sharon Rosen shr02

For Eric Dishman, “precision medicine” is not an abstract concept – it is part of his personal story and his mission to improve medical care. Diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer at age 19, Dishman underwent 23 years of treatment that included chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy before genetic testing revealed the right therapy to treat […]

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Tags: #Eric Dishman, #Mayo Clinic Biobank, All of Us Research Program, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine


September 27th, 2016

Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program: An Update from Dr. Kathy Hudson, NIH

By Sharon Rosen shr02

Kathy Hudson, Ph.D.,  leader of an unprecedented study into how your genetic profile, lifestyle and environment impact health and disease, will share patient opportunities and policy challenges in “The Precision Medicine Initiative: An Update and the Vision” at Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics, hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine,  in Rochester, […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, #PMI Cohort Program, #Precision Medicine Iniative, #Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, #PrecisionMedicine, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Kathy Hudson, mayo clinic, NIH, PMI


September 22nd, 2016

Minority Health Issues in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen shr02

An ongoing challenge in medical research is to represent minority and underserved populations in the quest for scientific discoveries aimed at improving understanding of disease and health. In fact, many different racial/ethnic and demographic groups have higher rates of certain diseases and more complications and deaths from these conditions compared to the general population. Yet […]

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Tags: #Advancing Care Through Genomics, #CIMCon16, #Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, #Dr. Gabriel Shaibi, #Health Disparities, #MayoClinicCIM, #Minority health, #National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, #NIHMD, #Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, #PrecisionMedicine, center for individualized medicine


National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

June 22nd, 2016

National Institutes of Health Chooses Mayo Clinic for Biobank, But What Is a Biobank?

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

On May 26, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Mayo Clinic $142 million over five years to serve as home for the 1-million-person Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) biobank. Precision Medicine Defined: Precision, or personalized medicine, is a model of care that customizes medical treatment to each individual. To illuminate differences and similarities in health […]

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Tags: Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, individualized medicine, mayo clinic, National Institutes of Health, NIH, personalized medicine, PMI, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


June 14th, 2016

Abstract Deadline Fast Approaching for Individualizing Medicine Conference 2016

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Okay, you’re probably still noodling out the final details of that great idea you have for the poster session on epigenomics or pharmacogenomics or microbiome.  Or did the big news about Mayo Clinic and the Center for Individualized Medicine being selected by the National Institutes of Health to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative […]

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Tags: #CIMCon16, Biobank, center for individualized medicine, Epigenomics, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2016, microbiome, NIH, pharmacogenomics, Precision Medicine


May 26th, 2016

Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 million or […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biospecimens, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, National Institutes of Health, NIH, PMI, Precision Medicine


January 22nd, 2016

Genomic Rearrangement Drives Pancreatic Cancer

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-associated deaths in the United States. While prognosis has improved for other major cancers thanks to early diagnosis, better therapies and a more comprehensive knowledge of genetic factors, death rates from pancreatic cancer continue to rise. Roughly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers are ductal pancreatic adenocarcinomas (PDAC) […]

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Tags: biomarker, Biomarker Discovery Program, biomarkers, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. George Vasmatzis, genomic medicine, NIH, Pancreatic Cancer


January 12th, 2016

Mayo Clinic Awarded $5.3 Million Federal Grant to Study Vascular Risk Factors in Dementia

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

The Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, two of the signature transformational centers at Mayo Clinic, are coming together in a major study on aging and dementia. Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus was recently awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to identify […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, dementia, Dr Guojun Bu, Dr Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, Dr. Melissa Murray, Gerstner Family Career Development Awards, IndividualizedMedicine, Mayo Clinic Brain Bank, National Alzheimer's Project Act


December 16th, 2015

Why Increased NIH Research Funding is Critical

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Under the federal spending bill, released early Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive a $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s research funding in 2016. “We applaud the agreement for the first increase in research funding for the NIH in over a decade. This significant act recognizes the importance of funding research and innovation in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Gregory Gores, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Ronald Petersen, National Alzheimer's Project Act, NIH, Precision Medicine Initiative


November 23rd, 2015

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Discussing Your Family’s Health History

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Knowing your family history is important for your future health. This Thanksgiving, the nation’s annual Family Health History Day, start a new tradition. Have a conversation about your family’s health history. What you learn might surprise you—and it may save a life. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family, share memories and make new […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Family History, Genetic Testing, National Family Health History Day, National Institutes of Health, Nationaly Family History Day, NIH, Thankgiviing


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