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Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative now accepting applications for PMHDC Pilot Project Awards

May. 31, 2017—The Precision Medicine & Health Disparities Collaborative, led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Meharry Medical College and the University of Miami, is now accepting applications for Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Pilot Project (PMHDC) Awards.

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Discussing Precision Medicine

Aug. 23, 2016—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), center, speaks with members of the media during a visit last week to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), where he hosted a roundtable discussion on Vanderbilt’s prominent role in President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

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Influx of major NIH grants fuels growth of research enterprise

Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.

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VUMC chosen for leadership role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to be a leader in a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people. The NIH will provide $71.6 million over five years to VUMC, making this the largest research grant the Medical Center has ever received from any source.

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VUMC chosen for leadership role in NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Jul. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the Data and Research Support Center for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, a landmark study of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors affecting the health of a million or more people, federal officials have announced.

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VUMC to Lead pilot program for Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Feb. 25, 2016—Federal officials with the White House and National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will lead the Direct Volunteers Pilot Studies under the first grant to be awarded in the federal Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.

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Vanderbilt’s Denny set for next Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jan. 28, 2016—Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., who helped propel Vanderbilt University Medical Center into a leadership role in the national Precision Medicine Initiative, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 4.

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Million Veteran Program data spurs research in pharmacogenomics of kidney disease

Aug. 13, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt and Nashville VA researchers, led by Adriana Hung, M.D., MPH, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use the Million Veteran Program (MVP) data to conduct diabetes research.

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Precision medicine efforts highlighted at NIH workshop

Jun. 4, 2015—Affirmation of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s high profile in precision medicine came last week when a new working group convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) visited Vanderbilt for a two-day public workshop devoted to planning a key component of the federal Precision Medicine Initiative announced earlier this year by President Obama.

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NIH director set for Discovery Lecture

May. 21, 2015—National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a special Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center next Thursday, May 28.

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Precision medicine focus of NIH workshop

May. 14, 2015—On May 28-29 at Vanderbilt, the Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a public workshop devoted to research cohorts and electronic health records.

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VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group

Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.

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