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U-M launches new Precision Health research initiative

U-M joins the greater medical and engineering research communities to tackle one of society’s biggest problems – the health of individuals. 

 

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The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative to harness campuswide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

Precision Health at the University of Michigan will bring together researchers from across the university to facilitate this new and exciting type of research.

U-M President Mark Schlissel announced the new initiative today during his annual Leadership Breakfast, when he outlines plans for the coming years.

“The University of Michigan is perfectly positioned to be a global leader in precision health because of our spectacular breadth and collaborative ethos,” he said. “We have faculty excellence across all the related disciplines, and schools, colleges, institutes and departments that are already leading the way in discovery and education related to society’s biggest problems.”

Precision health brings together genomics with other big data. It involves taking millions of data points to understand what factors influence an individual’s health and wellness. Researchers then apply that knowledge to make specific, personalized recommendations for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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