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

Programs

A teaching room in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, a new, state-of-the-art hub for medical and graduate students

Precision Medicine emerges at the crossroads of a broad spectrum of disciplines. To meet the goals of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative, interdisciplinary intellectual hubs will be crucial. These hubs nurture new research communities and will help enable focused research between clinicians and researchers through shared resources. To this end, the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative is partnering with and creating a number of new University institutes and centers.

 

Videos

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.