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: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Workshops

Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture program for 2016 and 2017
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture' Workshops have started at Columbia, funded by Humanities Division’s Sustainable Worlds Initiative. The workshop series is being led by Rachel Adams, PhD (English, Morningside), Maya Sabatello, PhD (Psychiatry, CUMC). The goals of the workshops include the desire to develop a more coherent set of interests that will allow us to explore more focused, ambitious, and policy-oriented interdisciplinary projects, and to enable the formation of a community of scholars invested in the intersections of precision medicine and the humanities.

Columbia is the first university to explore the implications of PM from the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. To learn more about the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture workshops, click here.

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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.