The Institute for Precision Medicine has launched a monthly speaker series to highlight advances in precision medicine research and personalized care both at Pitt/UPMC and nationwide.

The inaugural lecture was given by our own Anantha Shekhar MD, PhD, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine, on May 19th, 2021. This month, we are excited to host Stephanie Devaney, PhD, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the All of Us Research Program, as a guest speaker. As COO of All of Us, Dr. Devaney oversees all operations to ensure the program fulfills its mission of delivering advances in Precision Medicine. Before this, she led the original Precision Medicine Initiative from the Office of the Chief of Staff at the White House. In this role she coordinated the many components of the Initiative, guided the vision of the overall effort, and directed the many federal partners. Before joining the White House, Dr. Devaney worked in the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health.  There, she helped advance policies critical to biomedical research and assisted in the development of programs and research initiatives chosen by NIH to advance the nation’s scientific priorities. 

The monthly virtual IPM speaker series will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 4pm EST.

Registration will be required for each lecture and information will be available in the 'News' area of this website ahead of each event.


Past lectures can be viewed on the IPM YouTube site or following the direct links below:

May 19th, 2021 - Anantha Shekhar MD, PhD, Academic Medicine of the Future: AMC 2.0? : Lecture can be viewed here.

June 23rd, 2021 - Amanda Paulovich MD, PhD, Building new clinical solutions for precision oncology via proteogenomics : Lecture can be viewed here.

September 15th, 2021 - Stephanie Devaney, PhD, All of Us Research Program: Current Status and Future Opportunities : Lecture can be viewed here.