Items Tagged ‘National Institutes of Health’

May 26, 2016

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

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

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 12, 2016

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

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

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


November 23, 2015

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Discussing Your Family’s Health History

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

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


November 13, 2015

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings with Family

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

New recommendations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) strive to find the proper balance between research participant privacy and a family’s need for health information. As genomic testing becomes more common and as the number of participants increase, these recommendations are a needed addition to the field of genomic research. Last week, we shared […]

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Tags: Bioethics, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Barbara Koenig, Dr. Gloria Petersen, Dr. Susan Wolf, Genomic Research, individualized medicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine


September 19, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Welcomes New NIH Initiative

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new framework this week for beginning to collect and decode the genetic information of a huge sampling of volunteers over the next three years in an effort to improve health care at an individualized level. Called the Precision Medicine Cohort Initiative, it’s part of the President’s Initiative […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Keith Stewart, IndividualizedMedicine, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


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