Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare (PPMH) for Precision Health @UNC: Health Disparities and Precision Medicine, a virtual mini-symposium on December 9th from 1:30 to 3:00pm. At this interactive event, you will engage in discussion with leading Precision Medicine researchers at UNC. Presenters will include Victoria Bae-Jump MD/PhD, Sam Cykert MD, … Continued
North Carolina DNA Day is an outreach event where scientists from NC’s leading research universities and institutions visit over 100 high schools statewide to present interactive, hands-on lessons about genetics, genomics, biotechnology, and the role of science in public health. In addition, scientist ambassadors discuss their own ongoing research with students and share exciting career … Continued
In February 2020, the PPMH matched funds from the NC TraCS $5-$50K Pilot Program for six principal investigators in the UNC School of Medicine who proposed projects that would generate evidence for implementation of precision medicine approaches in the UNC Health system and beyond.
The mission of the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) is to foster advancements in evidence-based precision medicine approaches to screening, prevention, diagnosis, and health management for North Carolinians in the UNC Health Care System and beyond. We are developing a program of clinical, research, and educational initiatives that will create a unique vision and roadmap for precision medicine within the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Health Care System.
The PPMH was launched in Fall 2018 under the leadership of Director, Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Genetics. Associate Director, Laura Milko, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, joined the PPMH leadership in early 2019. The PPMH Steering Committee is comprised of 13 members representing 20 departments across the School of Medicine, as well as representatives from the UNC Health Care System, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Health. The PPMH leadership is engaged in outreach to various Departments and Centers on UNC’s campus, with the goal of raising awareness of the new program and engaging new members and collaborators.