Precision Health co-director to speak Nov. 16 at IHPI11/09/2017
Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., MBA, co-director of Precision Health, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the U-M North Campus Research Center. Kheterpal’s talk is titled “Precision Health at the University of Michigan: Building the Platform Our Patients Need.” It is part of the IHPI Research Seminar Series.
Understanding Epigenomics: How Environmental and Social Factors Affect Our Genes’ ‘Instruction Book’11/08/2017
If you think of your genes as your body’s hardware, your epigenome is the software that tells them how to work. U-M School of Public Health researchers explain how they are analyzing environmental and social factors along with epigenetic data to identify people and communities at risk for preventable diseases.
Tackling the opioid epidemic: Using alternative therapies and new technologies to curb a national crisis11/08/2017
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are working to better understand various aspects of the opioid epidemic. Among them are a chronic disease expert exploring opioid alternatives for people with chronic pain and a health policy researcher looking into how states can best monitor prescribing to curb the crisis on both a population and an individual level.
U-M researchers part of $9M NIH precision health award11/06/2017
Twelve awards totaling $9 million in Fiscal Year 2017 will launch a National Institutes of Health Data Commons Pilot Phase. U-M researchers received funding as part of the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Program, whose goal is to generate scientific resources that will improve the understanding of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders and advance precision medicine.
Rachel Dawson named managing director for Precision Health10/30/2017
Precision Health at the University of Michigan has named Rachel Dawson as managing director. She brings more than eight years of operations and talent management experience, leading operations staff, developing teams, and representing organizations with employers and donors.