Outcomes of Precision Medicine Research
Due to advances in precision health research, or personalized medicine, doctors can customize a clinical approach to a patient’s ailment or disease based on factors such as genetics, lifestyle and environment. Precision health research makes it possible to create treatments and prevention methods that work for individual patients.
Patient stories amplify the impact of research focused on precision medicine outcomes and serve as an example of the types of individualized treatments that could be developed with focused resources and expert initiative. IU School of Medicine faculty are committed to advancing personalized medicine through robust precision health research.
The key to delivering advances in precision medicine to patients is integrating new technologies and data—as well as the experts who can use them—across academic disciplines and health systems, alongside industry and community members. Leaders at IU School of Medicine within the Indiana University Precision Health Initiative—IU’s first Grand Challenges initiative—are well on their way to creating a collaborative environment of scientists and clinicians armed with innovative tools and facilities to improve health in Indiana.