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School and Program Updates

UIC to Enroll Participants in President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and their affiliated hospitals and clinics have been selected to enroll 150,000 Illinoisans in the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. The Illinois consortium is one of several such groups across the nation that will help bring one million or more U.S. participants over the next five years into a research effort to improve the prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and genetics. Dr. Maria Argos, assistant professor of epidemiology, and Dr. Robin Mermelstein, director of UIC’s Institute for Health Research and Policy, are co-investigators of this project.  To read more, click here.