The science of precision medicine

Date: November 2, 2015
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Melanie Kauffman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-884-0099

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Join us for a presentation by Vence Bonham, Jr., JD and Senior Advisor at the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Bonham, an MSU alumnus, will discuss the Science of Precision Medicine.

Precision medicine is an approach to disease treatment and prevention that seeks to maximize effectiveness by taking into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Precision medicine seeks to redefine our understanding of disease onset and progression, treatment response, and health outcomes through the more precise measurement of molecular, environmental, and behavioral factors that contribute to health and disease. To achieve these goals, the PMI-Cohort Program will enroll one million or more volunteers that are inclusive of the diversity of the U.S. population, and will follow their health and clinical outcomes over time. 

In this talk Mr. Bonham, Co-Chair of the Health Disparities and Community Engagement Team of the NIH Institutes and Centers Directors Planning Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group to the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH including the recommendation that the PMI cohort should broadly reflect the diversity of the United States.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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