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 illustrate the power of precision medicine and serve as an example of the types of individualized treatments that could be developed based on the collaborative research underway as part of the Precision Health Initiative.
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 of 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.