Items Tagged ‘Precision Medicine Initiative’

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


December 16, 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


September 22, 2015

Individualizing Medicine Conference 2015: Day Two Recap

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

We’re about to embark on “the most exciting decade in genomics,” J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., told attendees in the closing keynote address at the 2015 Individualizing Medicine Conference: From Promise to Practice. None of the 800 people gathered in Rochester, Minn., for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine’s fourth annual conference on genomic medicine […]

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Tags: cancer, Cathy Wurzer, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. David Litwack, Dr. Edison Liu, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Dr. Stephen Quake, Genome Sequencing, genomic medicine, genomics, individualized medicine, Individualized Medicine Conference 2015


September 19, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Welcomes New NIH Initiative

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

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


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


July 1, 2015

From Bench to Bedside: How Precision Medicine is Changing the Future

By Jeff Briggs JeffreyBriggs

Precision medicine is the opposite of one-size-fits-all therapy. An emerging approach to preventing or treating diseases, it factors in individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle in order to custom-tailor treatment. Although it is still far from becoming a routine part of clinical medicine, the Precision Medicine Initiative unveiled by President Barack Obama in January […]

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Tags: Aspen Ideas Festival, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. John Noseworthy, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Precision Medicine, Precision Medicine Initiative


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