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
Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare (PPMH) for Precision Health @UNC, a virtual mini-symposium on August 12th from 1:30 to 3:00pm. At these interactive events, you will engage in discussion with leading Precision Medicine researchers at UNC. August 12th presenters will include Rick Stouffer MD, Amber Cipriani PharmD, Billy Kim MD, … Continued
Event synopsis: Human Nature: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion A breakthrough technique called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of … Continued
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.