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

Distinguished Lectures

April 18, 2017

Dr. Bowman is an internationally recognized scholar in the analysis of brain imaging data and other complex, large-scale data sets. Dr.

December 5, 2016

Dr. Garret FitzGerald is the McNeil Professor in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he chairs the Department of Systems Pharmacology...

Hank Greely giving lecture - Approaching Precision Medicine: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Challenges
April 22, 2016

Hank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor...

Steve Quake giving lecture on Single Cell Genomics
March 22, 2016

Stephen Quake studied physics (BS 1991) and mathematics (MS 1991) at Stanford...

Hans Clevers delivering lecture on Gut Stem Cells, Organoids, and Precision Medicine
December 14, 2015

Dr. Hans Clevers is a pioneer in gut stem cell biology. He was the first to identify...

Richard Lifton delivering lecture on Genes, Genomes, and the Future of Medicine
March 19, 2015

Richard Lifton is Chair of the Department of Genetics, Sterling Professor of...

Harold Varmus delivering lecture on cancer and precision medicine
February 19, 2015

Harold Varmus, corecipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of...

December 1, 2014

Dr. Goldstein was trained in theoretical population genetics, and has studied many aspects of human genetic variation with a particular focus on the genetics of disease and treatment response. Dr...


Ophthalmology is a promising specialty for implementing Precision Medicine because of the eye’s amenability to intervention and the significant human and economic burdens it incurs.