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Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization Seeds First Investments

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The mission of Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization (PreMIC) is to stimulate early-stage commercial translation projects among University of Pittsburgh and UPMC investigators to address major unmet clinical needs through precision medicine-based approaches. PreMIC is a catalyst for big thinking in precision medicine translation – filling the academic funnel with new technologies that will move…

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June Pittsburgh Precision Medicine events postponed until September 2021

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Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be postponing PMWC East (originally scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh on June 4-5, 2020) until September 24-25, 2021. We have chosen to postpone the meeting due to the unprecedented challenges currently faced with the pandemic and to ensure the safety of all participants. We have also postponed the satellite event…

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June Precision Medicine Events in Pittsburgh

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Join the Institute for Precision Medicine as we partner to present a variety of precision medicine focussed events in Pittsburgh June 2-5th! Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) at the University of Pittsburgh, June 4-5, 2020 The 18th Precision Medicine World Conference will host 500 Attendees | 2 Tracks | 100 Speakers + Exhibits The PMWC…

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Pittsburgh to host Precision Medicine World Conference, June 4-5 2020

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The 18th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on June 4 and 5, 2020 in partnership with University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. This city of steel has re-emerged as the city of Eds and Meds with nationally recognized universities and healthcare institutions. PMWC 2020 Pittsburgh brings together leading researchers…

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CAP TODAY features Pitt PGx testing plans

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An article published in CAP TODAY highlights Pitt’s efforts to implement pharmacogenomics in a preemptive manor and interviews Phil Empey, Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics at the Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty in the School of Pharmacy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, who shares his plans of careful implementation of pharmacogenomic reporting of variants with the…

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Genomeweb highlights Pitt PGx Program

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Philip Empey, Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics at the Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty in the School of Pharmacy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, who leads the Pitt/Thermo PGx Center of Excellence was interviewed recently by genomeweb for an article highlighting our efforts to perform PGx testing on up to 150,000 individuals in the UPMC system.…

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Visit us at the Precision Medicine World Conference SV 2020 Jan 21-24

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Visit the Institute for Precision Medicine booth at the Precision Medicine World Conference 2020 meeting in Silicon Valley, January 21-24th. Stop by booth 707 to hear more about ongoing precision medicine activites at Pitt and UPMC, Pitt PGx, Test2Learn, the UPMC Genome Center and more!

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Funding announcement: Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization (preMIC)

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The Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM) and sciVelo of the Innovation Institute are soliciting proposals for commercial translation project funding. The IPM facilitates the movement of biomedical research into clinical care. PreMIC focuses specifically on driving translational research projects towards both clinical and commercial application through new company formation, licensing to industry partners, or direct implementation into clinical care…

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IPM sponsored Computational Medicine Conference – October 29, 2019

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Register now for the Computational Medicine Conference! On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, local and national leaders will gather at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center to discuss the use of computational modeling approaches in biomedical research. Computational methods are permeating all aspects of medicine—from understanding the basic nature of disease, to developing more effective therapeutics, to…

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Test2Learn™ Investigators Awarded Grant to Accelerate Genomic Testing, Education, and Practice

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Test2Learn™ team and University of Pittsburgh faculty members Philip Empey (Pharmacy), Mylynda Massart (Family Medicine), James Stevenson (Pharmacy), and Lisa Parker (Center for Bioethics & Health Law) are leading the work as part of a three-year $2.8 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation awarded to the Institute for Precision Medicine. The goal of this grant is: to accelerate the adoption of…

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