Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved and contribute to the success of Precision Health at the University of Michigan as a researcher, patient or supporter.

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Precision Health at the University of Michigan is designed to bring together researchers from across the university as well as other institutions. This unique initiative:

  • Creates high-quality data sets, analytical tools and devices that can be used in research or health care
  • Facilitates research into health and disease across the university
  • Translates new discoveries into care and prevention that has been tested in the real world
  • Provides funding through a competitive grants process to advance novel and innovative precision health projects

Precision Health challenge grants will provide funding for researchers to pursue precision health discovery, translation and implementation. More information about the challenge grants will be included in the Faculty Resources section, where you can also find more services for researchers.

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To move Precision Health at U-M from discovery to the end goal of improving human health, we need people to participate: people of all races, ethnicities, genders and ages.

One opportunity is to participate in the Michigan Genomics Initiative, a research study that involves collecting a blood sample and some information about your health and background.

Many researchers across the University of Michigan are conducting clinical trials testing potential new therapies, including precision-based therapies. Search the UMHealthResearch site for clinical trials available to individuals with a variety of medical conditions, as well as healthy volunteers.

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center also offers a searchable database of cancer-related clinical trials. Anyone with questions about cancer treatment can call the U-M Cancer AnswerLine to speak to a registered oncology nurse: 800-865-1125.


Precision Health is moving forward on multiple fronts to advance health and well-being. Philanthropic support will amplify, accelerate and sustain the effort to ensure maximum impact.

Support from donors and corporate partners helps:

Expand the Cohort

Precision Health requires robust and detailed information from large populations. Philanthropic investment can help expand the participant community in a specific geographic, disease or demographic area.

Invest in Core Technology and Resources

Core resources that enable scientists to collaborate, share data and employ the latest, most sophisticated technology are essential to the success of Precision Health. Investment will accelerate research and ensure that promising projects don’t falter due to lack of resources.

Jumpstart Research: Challenge Grants

Private research support is essential to jumpstart and sustain innovative ideas. Precision Health challenge grants will provide start-up funding to launch interdisciplinary projects with great potential for success and impact.

Learn more:

Maher Salah
Senior Director of Development – Strategic Initiatives
Office of University Development

You can make a donation directly to Precision Health through our secure online form.