Whole Genome Sequencing of Infants in the ICU: The PISCES Study launches in Pittsburgh

Oct 07, 2020

A Pittsburgh study to detemine whether the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides a faster genetic diagnosis for infants in the intensive care unit (ICU) population compared to standard-of-care testing is underway within the UPMC health system. In the study, known as PISCES, researchers will examine whether early diagnosis through WGS can lead to better outcomes and reduced costs of medical care. Critically ill infants in the ICU's at UPMC Magee Womens Hospital and UPMC Children's Hosptial of Pittsburgh are eligible for enrollment in this study with WGS...

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Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) comes to Pittsburgh September 24 & 25, 2021

Sep 15, 2020

The 18th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on September 24 and 25, 2021 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 2021 Pittsburgh brings together leading researchers to showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional...

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Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization Seeds First Investments

Jun 01, 2020

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 toward technology licensing and new company formation.

PreMIC launched its first funding cycle in the fall of 2019 and received 15 proposals. Seven proposals were selected...

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June Pittsburgh Precision Medicine events postponed until September 2021

Mar 30, 2020

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 'Achieving Population-scale Pharmacogenomics' meeting, which...

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June Precision Medicine Events in Pittsburgh

Feb 27, 2020

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 program will feature innovative technologies and analyze the success of already thriving...

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

Feb 25, 2020

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 to showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration to...

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CAP TODAY features Pitt PGx testing plans

Feb 24, 2020

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 highest level of evidence.

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Genomeweb highlights Pitt PGx Program

Feb 14, 2020

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. Our goals are to return results...

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

Jan 06, 2020

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)

Oct 24, 2019

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 by health systems such as UPMC. The goal of PreMIC is to drive precision medicine technologies out of Pitt...

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