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IPM Monthly Speaker Series- Elaine Mardis, PhD, October 13th, 2021

The Institute for Precision Medicine hosts a monthly lecture series to highlight advances in Precision Medicine research – not only at Pitt/UPMC but across the United States.

The second IPM lecture for the Fall 2021 semester will be given by Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., co-Executive Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Ohio State University.

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IPM Monthly Speaker Series- Stephanie Devaney, PhD, September 15th, 2021

The first IPM lecture of the Fall 2021 semester “All of Us Research Program: Current Status and Future Opportunities” will be given by Stephanie Devaney, PhD, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the All of Us Research Program on September 15th at 4:00pm. This is a virtual webinar.

As COO of All of Us,

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Invitation: Upcoming Precision Medicine Events in Pittsburgh, September 22-24, 2021

The Institute for Precision Medicine is hosting the 20th international Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) meeting at the Wyndham Grand Downtown, September 23-24th, 2021. PMWC 2021 East will bring to the city many of the leading minds in Precision Medicine – both in industry and academia. This is the perfect chance to glimpse the future of innovation in healthcare.

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Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization Seeds 3 Investments in 2021

The mission of Precision Medicine Initiative for Commercialization (PreMIC) is to provide financial support for commercial translation projects at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. PreMIC engages novel precision medicine-based approaches that address unmet medical needs, providing support to move projects towards well-defined commercialization endpoints, such as technology licensing, industry partnerships, or formation of a new company.

The 2nd PreMIC cycle began in January 2021 and received 21 proposals.

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IPM Monthly Speaker Series- Amanda Paulovich, MD, PhD, June 23rd, 2021

The Institute for Precision Medicine hosts a monthly lecture series to highlight advances in precision medicine research and personalized care both at Pitt/UPMC and nationwide. This month, we are excited to host Amanda Paulovich, MD, PhD as a guest speaker. Dr Paulovich is the Aven Foundation Endowed Chair, and Director, CLIA Targeted Proteomic Laboratory at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Inaugural Lecture – IPM Monthly Speaker Series, May 19th, 2021


The Institute for Precision Medicine will host a monthly lecture series to highlight advances in precision medicine research and personalized care both at Pitt/UPMC and nationwide. The inaugural lecture will be 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.

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Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) comes to Pittsburgh September 23 & 24, 2021

The 18th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on September 23 and 24, 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,

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IPM releases Annual Report for 2019-2020

The Institute of Precision Medicine has released an Annual Report for 2019 and 2020. Our report the details major accomplishments of our program and highlights key progress in our four focus areas of precision biobanking, genomics and data analytics, education and outreach, and clinical implementation. Please reach out to us to discuss these and other precision medicine activities at Pitt and UPMC.

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Conference Announcement: Advancing Research through Computing

The Pitt Center for Research Computing is hosting their biannual Advancing Research through Computing symposium online on April 6, 2021 with nationally prominent keynote speakers from UC Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as speakers from the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University discussing Advanced Computing in the fields of Materials Design and Precision Medicine. ARC 2021 will also feature a student poster contest with two $500 prizes for Pitt graduates and undergraduates.

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

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.

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