Items Tagged ‘National Institutes of Health’

May 15, 2019

One year in, All of Us Research Program makes strides in diverse health research

By Colette Gallagher colettegallagher

For far too long, biomedical research has been based on a small subset of the United States population, leading to prevention and treatment methods that are often one-size-fits-all. To address this issue, the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program is working to build a cohort of one million or more participant partners […]

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Tags: All of Us Research Program, Dr. Mine Cicek, Dr. Stephen Thibodeau, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, National Institutes of Health


January 2, 2018

Finding individualized treatments in liver disease and beyond

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

In 1999, as a promising young physician-scientist, Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D. was given an opportunity for additional research training as a Mayo Clinic Scholar. With the goal to establish an innovative, research program on liver disease in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology his mentors suggested he make a choice between studying human genomics and hepatitis […]

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Tags: #Dr. Eric Lander, #family registry, #Mayo Clinic Clinomics Program, #PBC, #primary biliary cholangitis, #primary scleroscing cholangitis, #PSC, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Liver disease, mayo clinic


December 26, 2017

Bridging the gap: Mayo physician-scientist shares expertise in rare genetic diseases at international summit

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Genomic testing has become an important tool in unlocking the genetic cause of many rare diseases and helping provide a diagnosis for patients and their families who have often spent years searching for answers. But many physicians, especially those in underdeveloped countries, do not have training in medical genetics or the resources to access genomic […]

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Tags: #Health Disparities, #International Summit of Human Genetics and Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Department of Clinical Genomics, #Mayo Clinic Neurofibromatosis Clinic, #National Genome Research Institute, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #undiagnosed diseases, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Genetic Testing


October 11, 2017

#CIMCon17 – precision medicine for smoking cessation, rare diseases and cancer screening

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Ever wonder why some people can quit smoking while others try repeatedly without success?  The answer may be related to your genetic makeup. Studies have shown that 70 percent of smokers want to quit, but only three percent are successful each year. That’s according to Rachel Tyndale, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry, Centre for […]

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Tags: #cell-free DNA testing, #Dr. Minetta Liu, #Dr. Muhammed Murtaza, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Richard Williams, #Dr. William Gahl, #liquid biopsies, #pharmacogenomics testing, #rare diseases, #rare genetic disorders, #smoking cessation, #Undiagnosed Disease Network


October 5, 2017

#CIMCon17: learn from experts moving genomic discoveries into patient care

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Mayo Clinic is a leader in moving important advancements in precision medicine from the laboratory into patient care, offering hope and healing. The Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics gives medical providers and scientists the opportunity to learn firsthand the newest ways genomic medicine is improving care for patients. The Mayo Clinic Center for […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Consumer genomics, #Dr. David Ledbetter, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rachel Tyndale, #Dr. Rob Knight, #Dr. Robert Green, #Dr. Stephanie Devaney, #Dr. William Gahl, #genomic testing, #Home DNA tests


August 8, 2017

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

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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


June 6, 2017

Collaboration key to improving diagnosis and care for patients with rare diseases

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

“Desperate for answers,” – that is how William Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., has described many of the patients and families he sees with puzzling disorders. Dr. Gahl is clinical director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program. The program aims to provide answers to patients who’ve been suffering for years with mysterious conditions […]

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Tags: #CIMCon17, #Dr. William Gahl, #Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #Individualizing Medicine Conference 2017, #rare diseases, #rare genetic diseases, #Undiagnosed Disease Network, #Undiagnosed Diseases Network International, #Undiagnosed rare diseases, center for individualized medicine, mayo clinic, medical research


September 22, 2016

Minority Health Issues in Precision Medicine Research

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

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 22, 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


May 26, 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


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