Institute of Personalized Medicine - PUMA IPM

Pharmacogenomics aims at understanding how variations in the human genome affect the response to medications.

Our researchers are working to generate new knowledge, and to develop tools and algorithms that can help in personalizing medicine utilizing a patient’s genetic profile and other factors to achieve maximum therapeutic benefit with minimum toxicity.

Pharmacogenomics Conference

Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy

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June 22, 2018  -  7am-5pm
McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota

News

The 2nd annual Summit on Precision Medicine held on March 22, 2018 on the Duluth campus was a success.  This year the focus of the summit was on Precision Medicine in Native American and Rural Health.   

See the FOX21 story on how The School of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Duluth is discussing populations with health disparities.

Experts on campus are addressing how native american and rural communities could receive better medical attention.

Catherine McCarty Cathy McCarty was the Principal Investigator for the Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Research Project, with more than twenty genetic epidemiology and pharmacogenetic studies of metformin, coumadin and ACE inhibitors.  She is currently collaborating with Dr.

A College of Pharmacy internal grant has been awarded to the project, "Enhance Comprehensive Pharmacist Services to Improve Patient Health: Creating a 21 st Century Precision Medicine Intensive Care Unit (ICU)."

The focus of the project is on sedation in mechanically ventilated patients and it aims to identify actionable genetic variants in ICU patients and evaluate the relationship between genotypes and drug efficacy as well as adverse drug reactions (ADR) in a real-world setting at the bedside.

Weekly Genomics Scan

This weekly update features emerging roles of human genomics, testing and interventions in a wide variety of noncommunicable diseases across the life span.

Health Impact Weekly Scan

Precision Medicine Seminar Series

Presented by The Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative

APRIL 6, 2018
Cardiovascular Epigenomics: From Chromatin Fiber to Human Populations

Thomas M. Vondriska, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

2:00 PM | 5-125 Moos Tower (TC); 302 Heller Hall (Duluth via ITV)

CPIC Guideline Videos

See the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guideline Videos, taken from the PharmGKB YouTube channel.

Codeine and CYP2D6

Clopidogrel and CYP2C19

Simvastatin and SLCO1B1

Phenytoin, HLA-B and CYP2C9

Carbamazepine and HLA-B

Allopurinol and HLA-B

Abacavir and HLA-B