Items Tagged ‘National Press Foundation’

December 29, 2015

Delivering on the Promise of Precision Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

  2015 was the year of precision medicine. “Individualized medicine is already providing profound changes in how we treat patients,” said Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director of the Center for Individualized Medicine, as he opened the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference. “It is offering hope to people who had no hope, […]

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Tags: Biobank, biomarkers, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, diagnostic odyssey, Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Konstantinos Lazaridis, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Genome Sequencing, Gianrico Farrugia


September 18, 2015

New Series in Medical Daily on Precision Medicine

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

For Medical Daily health reporter Samantha Olson, the idea of doing an in-depth story on precision medicine was planted in May when she was one of 20 national health reporters invited to Rochester, Minn., to immerse themselves in precision medicine. The National Press Foundation hosted a four-day program at Mayo Clinic so the journalists could […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, individualized medicine, Medical Daily, National Press Foundation, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, predictive medicine, President Barack Obama, Samantha Olson


July 10, 2015

Precision Medicine Initiative: Planning Underway But No Funding

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Funding for biomedical research and precision medicine has been much on our minds in recent weeks. Last week, we posted a blog on Susan Jaffe’s excellent story in The Lancet about the attempts to fund the 21st Century Cures Act. This week we again turn to Ms. Jaffe, The Lancet’s Washington correspondent, for her story […]

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Tags: Biomedical research, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Robert Diasio, individualized medicine, National Press Foundation, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative, President Barack Obama


June 4, 2015

Biorepositories Program Includes World-Class Biobank, National Press Foundation Reporters Discover

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

When 20 national health care reporters recently visited Mayo Clinic for an immersion in precision medicine — also known as individualized medicine — one of the highlights of the four-day event put on by the National Press Foundation (NPF) was a tour of the Mayo Clinic Biobank. NPF President and COO Sandy Johnson and Digital […]

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Tags: Biobank, Biorepositories, center for individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Clinic, James Cerhan, National Press Foundation, Precision Medicine, Stephen Thibodeau


May 22, 2015

National Press Foundation Visits Mayo Clinic

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Visiting journalists were the news this week at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Twenty national health reporters were in Rochester, Minn., to immerse themselves in precision medicine. Mayo Clinic hosted a four-day National Press Foundation program, so the journalists — selected by the foundation from a larger pool of candidates — could better grasp […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, genomic medicine, individualized medicine, National Press Foundation, NHLBI, NIBIB, Precision Medicine


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