Precision Medicine Vision

Precision medicine is medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Knowledge of an individual’s personal genome allows us to make informed decisions about the best medical care available, for that person. From fundamental discoveries to the clinic, Columbia... Read more

Precision Medicine Blog

July 5, 2017

The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) and the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint initiative designed to enhance constitutional genomic diagnostics, research and education at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The... Read More

April 6, 2017

The inaugural conference from the ... Read More

November 15, 2016

On September 21-22, we were honored to co-host, with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Pre-Conference on the Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine on Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. This meeting highlights... Read More

October 24, 2016

My colleague, Andrea Califano, Director of Systems Biology here at Columbia, and Gideon Bosker, recently authored an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing recent progress in cancer research. The Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative is striving for novel and more effective cancer diagnosis and... Read More

September 15, 2016

The Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative (CPMI) grew out of early conversations between President Lee Bollinger and Dr. Roy Vagelos, which led to the formation of the Precision Medicine Task Force comprised of scientific, medical and administrative leaders across the Columbia University Campus. This broad-based... Read More


Jonathan Pritchard 

Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Biology at Stanford University and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute