Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative

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Latest News

MPMC Project Receives Grand Challenge Phase III Funding

MPMC’s new initiative, Toward Pharmacogenomics-Enabled Healthcare at Statewide Scale: Implementing Precision Medicine, is among the six interdisciplinary projects selected to receive the University's Grand Challenges Research Interdisciplinary Team Awards. MPMC will receive a two-year, $325,000 award to facilitate its project.

Is Minnesota Ready to Implement Pharmacogenomics?

MPMC researchers conducted a survey of pharmacists-in-charge at Minnesota health care systems in September 2018, in order to begin assessing the overall readiness of health organizations in Minnesota to implement pharmacogenomics clinically.

Current Projects

Demonstration Project: Depression

Leads: Gerald August, PhD, and Jeff Bishop, PharmD

The depression demonstration project features the use of mobile health technologies to assist in the assessment, monitoring, and treatment of depression provided by primary care clinicians for populations faced with disparities that affect accessibility, quality, and affordability of mental health care.

Demonstration Projects:
Lung Cancer and Nicotine Metabolism

Leads: Dorothy Hatsukami, PhD, and Abbie Begnaud, MD

These two demonstration projects aim to better understand lung cancer in Minnesota Native Americans. One project studies nicotine metabolism in Natives who smoke and one project investigates lung cancer gene mutations in Natives with lung cancers.

Upcoming Events

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Our Precision Medicine Seminar Series is held on the first Friday of the month, September through June. Join us when we resume on Friday, September 6!

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