Pitt Receives Prestigious NIH Award to Support Development of Million-Person Precision Medicine Study

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Five-Year Total Award to Pitt Anticipated to be $46 Million

PITTSBURGH, July, 6, 2016 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced $55 million in awards in Fiscal Year 2016, with $4.2 million of that awarded to the University of Pittsburgh to build the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Cohort Program of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The PMI Cohort Program is a landmark longitudinal research effort announced in the 2015 State of the Union address that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to revolutionize how disease is prevented and treated based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.