Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, lifestyle and environment for each person. The Center for Precision Medicine aims to be the leader in improving the quality of patient care with targeted prevention, precise diagnosis and personalized treatments.
Basic research teams in the Center are involved in making fundamental discovery of the genetic causes of heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, pulmonary and neurological disorders. In addition to discovery research, the Center will also build platforms to integrate access to large database, remote sensing devices and electronic health records.
These platforms will be staffed by bio-informaticians, bio-statisticians and database programmers to conduct research on clinically relevant and patient-centered issues. Clinical interests of the Center include but are not limited to: onco-cardiology, cystic fibrosis, congestive heart failure, stem cell therapies, degenerative diseases and metabolic disorders.