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Precision Nutrition: Connections Between Food, Environment, and Health | March 22, 2023

February 27, 2023

Join the UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare (PPMH) for Precision Nutrition: Connections Between Food, Environment & Health, a free virtual mini-symposium on Wednesday March 22, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm ET. At this interactive event, you will engage in discussion with leading precision nutrition researchers at UNC. Precision nutrition is an emerging personalized approach to nutrition that takes into account an individual’s unique dietary needs, lifestyle factors, and genetic makeup. This approach recognizes the intricate relationship between diet, environment, and health, acknowledging that what we eat and how we live can significantly impact our wellbeing. A precision nutrition approach also … Continued

EDGE Genomics summer 2023

January 19, 2023

Drs. Jonathan Berg and Laura Milko awarded new R01 from NHGRI

September 19, 2022

Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD (Distinguished Professor) and Laura Milko, PhD (Assistant Professor) received a new R01 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for their proposal titled “Age-based genomic screening in newborns, infants and children: a novel paradigm in public health genomics”.

Machine Learning Tools for Clinical Researchers: A Pragmatic Approach Series | May 11, 18, 25, 2022

April 6, 2022

Machine learning analysis methods offer the opportunity to integrate and learn from large amounts of biological, clinical, and environmental data, and there is a growing interest in how these tools can be used to inform and individualize clinical decision making in a variety of disease areas. Machine learning can offer different, yet often complementary, insights compared to traditional statistical analyses to better understand heterogeneity in patient presentation, prognoses, and treatment response, generating critical data for precision medicine research. These methods can allow integration across diverse data types and large feature sets, overcoming some limitations of traditional tools to answer clinical … Continued

Manuscript accepted for publication!

March 15, 2022

Authors from the ABGS Community Research Board (CRB) and the PPMH research team collectively co-authored a paper, “Parental Guidance Suggested: Engaging Parents as Partners in Research Studies of Genomic Screening for a Pediatric Population” that was recently accepted for publication in a special issue of Frontiers in Genetics: DNA-Based Population Screening for Precision Public Health.                

Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care Leads Effort to Incorporate Genetic and Genomic Data in Electronic Health Record

October 31, 2019

UNC physicians and scientists in the Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care are working to improve access to genetic testing results for use in clinical care and develop a comprehensive approach to incorporating genetic and genomic data into the Electronic Health Record.

UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care announces pilot grant awardees

October 20, 2019

In October 2019, PPMH matched funds from the NC TraCS $5-$50K Pilot Program for four 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 Care System and beyond. Kelli Allen, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, will lead the “Precision Medicine to Inform Rehabilitation and Exercise Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis” project. Knee OA is one of the most common chronic conditions treated in primary care at UNC, and treatment often consists of physical therapy or internet-based exercise program … Continued

Well Said: The Precision Medicine Revolution

October 14, 2019

In this podcast episode, biostatistics professor Michael Kosorok explains what precision medicine is and how it could have a significant impact on human health.