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Tools & Resources

Following are educational and research tools and resources offered by Precision Health and its partners to help advance precision health science.

Precision Health Analytics Platform

The Analytics Platform is a suite of tools, services, and datasets available to researchers across campus. Included in the Analytics Platform are access to DataDirect, use of Armis and Yottabyte computing environments, and the assistance of Scientific Research Facilitators, among other resources. Learn more about the platform.

Michigan Genomics Initiative

The Michigan Genomics Initiative (MGI) is a collaborative research effort among physicians and researchers at the University of Michigan with the goal of harmonizing patient electronic medical records with genetic data to gain novel biomedical insights. An institutional repository of DNA and genetic data that is linked to medical phenotype and electronic health record (EHR) information, MGI comprises a broad portfolio of data from tens of thousands of individuals, and continues to add approximately ten thousand new participants annually. Learn more about MGI.

Precision Health Seminar Series

The Precision Health Seminar Series invites expert speakers to share meaningful, relevant, and late-breaking research on varied aspects of precision health. The interdisciplinary educational series, which takes place monthly during the academic year, features topics ranging from genetics to big data to health implementation (and much more) and is open to students, faculty, practitioners, staff, trainees, and the general public. Our goal is to increase understanding of precision health data, tools, and applications, to engage the academic community to enhance precision health research, and to support the implementation of precision health to health systems. See the events page for listings of upcoming seminars and links to video recordings of past seminars.

Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program

Through the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program, U-M graduate and professional students have the opportunity to develop skills specific to the emerging field of precision health. This is the first program at U-M to focus on the competencies of precision health, and the first of its kind among US institutions to offer more breadth and depth of focus than programs in the more narrowly focused field of precision medicine.

Developed by U-M Precision Health’s Education & Training Workgroup, the certificate is administered by the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). Please see the DLHS website (medicine.umich.edu/dlhs/precision-health-certificate) for more information.

Precision Health Membership/Member Database

Precision Health is developing a collaborative research community to connect hundreds of researchers from a range of disciplines, which will facilitate joint efforts to advance precision health across campus, in the state of Michigan, and nationally. Membership is open to U-M faculty, U-M scholars (graduate students, fellows, residents, etc.), and affiliate (non-U-M) faculty. Browse current members, or apply for membership.

Precision Health Grants Programs

Precision Health offers two competitive grants programs to support the development, growth, and enrichment of precision health tools, resources, and applications.

  • Scholars Awards, to generate interest among graduate students, fellows, residents, and trainees, and
  • Investigators Awards, to encourage new collaborative research projects rooted in precision health to advance science and develop health innovations.

Central Biorepository 

The Central Biorepository provides a world-class, accredited, standardized, safe, and monitored environment for the processing, storage, and distribution of high-quality normal and diseased biospecimens annotated with detailed clinical and laboratory data. Biospecimens collected at Michigan Medicine clinics are discoverable through DataDirect.

Collaborative Quality Initiatives 

The University of Michigan leads several collaborative quality initiatives run through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. These efforts involve a collection of patient safety, clinical quality, and care process efforts from hospitals throughout the state.

Data Office for Clinical and Translational Research 

Through managing access to institutionally supported self-serve tools and providing customized datasets, the Data Office administers a secure and compliant process for researchers requiring Michigan Medicine data. View and access their resources.

MGI PheWeb

Search by variant, gene, or phenotype to see genome-wide associations for EHR-derived, ICD-9 billing codes from MGI participants. Learn more.

Michigan Institute for Data Science

The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is the focal point for researchers engaged in data science across U-M. The program offers a variety of classes and course certificates. Learn more about MIDAS and its education programs.

Michigan OPEN

The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan-OPEN) is an initiative to develop a novel preventative approach to the opioid epidemic in the state of Michigan.

Single-Cell Analysis

  • The Single Cell Analysis Resource at the Rogel Cancer Center provides experimental and technical services to the research community at the University of Michigan for researchers working with single cell programs.
  • The Single Cell Analysis Shared Resource provides expertise to basic and clinical sciences research investigators at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and surrounding institutions.
  • The Michigan Center for Single-Cell Genomic Data Analytics, part of MIDAS, connects mathematicians and data scientists with biological researchers to develop, evaluate, and implement a variety of cutting-edge methodologies in sparse data analysis.

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