Pathways to Research Preeminence: Precision Medicine
The UVA Precision Medicine focus area aims to develop new understanding of the genetics, epigenetics, proteomics, and metabolomics of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders, and develop personalized therapies for patients. The focus area will also develop tailored and adapted preventive interventions in mental health, social and behavioral health, and cognition, and promote health aging, and improved patient care.
Below are some of the initiatives each of our schools have that is focused on Precision Medicine:
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: Genetics and Epigenetics of disease, behavior, and human cognition, precision serum marker for post-partum depression (psychology)
School of Engineering & Applied Science: Engineering for health- wireless health, biomedical data science, imaging, biomanufacturing, biomechanics
- School of Medicine: Personalized treatments: genomics, epigenomics, proteomics and metabolomics of disease, including Cancer research, diabetes, cardiovascular, cellular therapies, microbiome
- School of Nursing: Healthy aging, improved patient care, mindfulness and pain management