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MEDIA ADVISORY: Precision Medicine summit to be held Wednesday

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Christian Basi

June 18, 2018

WHAT: The University of Missouri System will host a summit for researchers and medical professionals from each of the four UM System campuses.

This summit, which will be held at the Columbia campus, is a step toward more collaborative research and data analysis. Attendees will prepare for the proposed Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC), which will be a resource for researchers and clinicians to work together on advanced technologies and share important initiatives across the UM System.

WHO: Speakers include:

  • Mun Choi, UM System president
  • Mark McIntosh, MU vice chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development; UM System vice president for Research and Economic Development
  • Elizabeth Loboa, dean of MU College of Engineering                         

WHEN:  10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20  

WHERE:  MU campus

Sessions will begin at Cornell Hall, College of Business

A full schedule of events can be found here.

NOTE:  The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

The Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC), which features shared facilities that will foster partnerships between researchers of different disciplines and from different organizations, will help the UM System emerge as a global leader in biomedical research and maximize opportunities for external grant funding while enhancing Mizzou’s ability to recruit and retain the most talented researchers.

Translational medicine “translates” scientific advancements made in a laboratory into new drugs, devices and treatments that improve human health and well-being. Researchers at the new TPMC will integrate this “bench-to-bedside” model with precision medicine, a revolutionary approach to disease treatment that delivers customized patient care based on the patient’s individual, biological system.

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