Personalized Medicine is a rapidly evolving academic and scientific field where technologies and discoveries are dramatically changing the medical landscape and healthcare delivery. To fully exploit the capability for personalized medicine, medical professional and stakeholders will need continuous education on integrating these discoveries to improve patient care. Towards this end, we have collaborated with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health to develop dedicated tracks in statistical genetics, genomics, data science and analytics. We will continue building on these partnerships to develop residences, fellowships, graduate and medical courses and professional development opportunities.
Our faculty are engaged in research that includes the statistical analysis of genetic data to articulate genetic risk for diseases such as asthma in populations of African ancestry, the confluence of human evolution and epidemiology to understand the genomic architecture of complex traits and broaden the understanding of the role of genetic diversity across the globe, the genetic epidemiology of complex traits in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and pulmonary related phenotypes and the identification of new cancer biomarkers and to accelerate the translation of these scientific advances into the clinic, among others.