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UC praises Gov. Brown proposal to establish precision health institute

Executive Vice President of UC Health John D. Stobo issued the following statement today (Jan. 10) in response to Governor Brown’s proposal to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine: 

As Executive Vice President of UC Health, I applaud Governor Brown’s proposal to allocate $30 million to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

This institute would build on the exceptional work of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), an ongoing partnership between the State of California, the University of California system, and nonprofit, academic and industry partners to stimulate collaboration and innovation in precision medicine across California.

Hosted by UC Health and UC San Francisco, the initiative is working to advance the field of precision medicine by integrating clinical data with genetic, environmental, socioeconomic, mobile and other data from patients so that scientists can understand diseases better and develop more precise therapies.

Since its inception in 2015, CIAPM has grown into a $23 million initiative, funding eight patient-focused demonstration projects across the disease spectrum, an electronic catalog of precision medicine assets, and an economic analysis of precision medicine, among other efforts.

Governor Brown’s proposal is an important step toward ensuring that this one of a kind partnership can continue to develop demonstration projects, incorporate successful projects into the health delivery system and further advance innovations in health care data science. UC is proud to continue its work on this ambitious partnership to advance the field of precision medicine and improve health outcomes for all Californians.