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GENYSIS Core Featured in a UNC Research Article

June 12, 2024

A recent UNC Research Article focusing on Core Facilities at UNC featured one of PPMH’s eight Core Initiatives, the Clinical Genomic Analysis (GENYSIS) Core. An excerpt from the article: As one of the newer core facilities at Carolina, GENYSIS aims to help researchers analyze whole exome and genome sequences — looking at a person’s entire … Read more

Working Towards Justice and Genetic Health Literacy in Clinical Genomics

May 22, 2024

A seminar and panel about working towards justice and genetic health literacy in clinical genomics and the complexity of supporting informed decision making by members of vulnerable or marginalized groups. Featured Speakers: Dr. Janeth Sanchez, PhD, MPH                                      … Read more

Unlocking Equity: Disability Inclusion in Precision Medicine Research

May 10, 2024

Despite comprising about 27% of the US population, the disability community has remained largely absent from diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in precision medicine and genomics research. Research suggests that individuals with disabilities are willing to participate in precision medicine research, yet this group continues to be underrepresented. Reasons for this absence range from … Read more

PPMH Member, Dr. Jeremy Purvis, Awarded New R01 Grant from NCI

February 6, 2024

Jeremy Purvis, PhD (Professor, Department of Genetics) has been awarded a new R01 grant for his project titled “Cell cycle paths as a framework for understanding drug resistance in tumor cell subpopulations” from the National Cancer Institute. The goal of this project is to investigate variability in tumor cell cycle progression at the single-cell level … Read more

Apply now for the EDGE Genomics summer undergraduate research program!

January 3, 2024

UNC Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in GEnomics (EDGE Genomics) is an innovative 2-year summer program that provides training in research skills, career education, and mentoring to undergraduate students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in genomics. Click here for more information and to apply for the summer 2024 – summer … Read more

Precision Medicine Research and Novel Clinical Offerings: Ensuring Equitable Impact Through Implementation Science

December 6, 2023

As technologies and health interventions expand at a rapid rate in healthcare, many providers and patients desire quick and efficient incorporation of these new offerings in to practice. The field of implementation science can be critical in studying the barriers and facilitators to bring options previously available only in the research realm to the clinic. … Read more

Empowering trust: Insights from Community Engagement Initiatives

November 8, 2023

Community engagement continues to be a critical component in genomic medicine and precision health research where the overall goal is to improve health outcomes of communities. The translation of findings into practice and implementation depends heavily on stakeholder engagement throughout the research process. In this seminar session on Wednesday, November 8th, we explored insights gained … Read more

UNC Genetics Department Retreat- Poster Presentation: PHGS

October 10, 2023

Rachel Phillips, PPMH project coordinator, presented a poster titled “Precision Health Genetic Screening: Where Is The Pipeline Leaky?” at the 2023 UNC Genetics Department Retreat in September. This poster explored the topic of participant retention in the Precision Health Genetic Screening (PHGS) program. Rachel worked with Erica Baynard and Kim Foss, MS, CGC to analyze … Read more