Women in Bio Precision Medicine Event

The Women-In-Bio Pittsburgh Chapter will highlight Precision Medicine during their annual POWER event on September 26th, 2017. Jennifer Xavier, PhD will represent the IPM in the opening talk before female leaders in Precision Medicine from the Pittsburgh region share their views and experiences. For more information on this event please see the WIB POWER webpage.


IPM researchers to participate in MassBio panel discussion on Machines and Medicine: Partners in Precision Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Pat Gallagher, Pitt health science faculty researchers, and the Panther men’s basketball team will be in Boston February 6-8.

As part of these events Adrian Lee, PhD, Director, Institute for Precision Medicine will lead a panel discussion on “Machines and Medicine: Partners in Precision Medicine” at MassBio. This event is open to the public.


UPMC and Carnegie Mellon to create genomics engine, precision medicine tools for cancer

The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance announced that it will begin working on apps to help prevent falls, share medication lists, and reduce hospital-acquired ulcers.

By Bernie Monegain   March 23, 2016  10:24 AM

UPMC and Carnegie Mellon to create genomics engine, precision medicine tools for cancerUPMC Enterprises said it will allocate more than $3 million over the next six months to fund the first half-dozen projects under the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.


UPMC Pursues Precision Medicine with Cernostics

UPMC is investing in and partnering with cancer diagnostics company Cernostics to pursue precision medicine.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 31, 2016

As part of its wide-ranging efforts to better target treatments to patients while reducing unnecessary tests and procedures, UPMC announced today that it is investing in and partnering with Cernostics, an oncology diagnostics company whose unique technology enables so-called “precision medicine.”

Through UPMC Enterprises,


Dietrich Stephan, PhD gives opening Keynote at Precision Medicine Leaders Summit

Dietrich Stephan, PhD, Associate Director of Population Health and Translational Acceleration, Institute for Precision Medicine and Chair, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, gave the opening keynote lecture at the Inaugural National Precision Medicine Leaders Summit, Aug 10, 2016. Dr Dietrich opened the summit with his presentation entitled “Truth, Friction and the Dream”.

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President Obama to visit Pittsburgh and discuss Precision Medicine

President Barack Obama is coming to Pittsburgh this fall to talk about technology and innovation.

The Oct. 13 White House Frontiers Conference, jointly hosted by Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the White House, will focus on science, technology and innovationaccording to a press release from Pitt. WIRED — a magazine focused on trendy technology and its impact — will feature the conference’s topics in its November issue.


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

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).

Pitt Study: New Model of Collaborative Cancer Research May Help Advance Precision Medicine

Released by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences  

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2015 – A new system that facilitates data and biospecimen sharing among cancer centers may speed cancer research findings from the laboratory to patient care, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The study was published December 15 in Cancer Research,