Institute of Personalized Medicine (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 2020
The 2020 University of Minnesota Pharmacogenomics conference, previously scheduled for June, was held virtually, Sept. 10-11, 2020.
This two-day virtual conference, held biennially, is designed for healthcare professionals such as pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, mental health providers, program managers and genetic counselors who are interested in bringing PGx into practice.
Using live lectures from experts (with Q&A sessions), moderated small-group breakout discussions, a virtual exhibit hall, and a virtual poster session, Implementation of Pharmacogenomics into Clinical Care provided participants with both general knowledge and best practices to support clinical PGx.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Solid Organ Transplant), Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Sabbatical focus: application, integration and implementation of pharmacogenomics (PGx) to clinical pharmacy practice
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy mourns the loss of Don Uden, PharmD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, who died on Saturday, March 21.
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy has ranked third in this year’s U.S.News and World Report’s ranking of pharmacy schools.
Pamala Jacobson received the Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/ Leader Award from the University of Minnesota Women’s Center, Office for Equity and Diversity and was honored at their Celebrating Changemakers Awards event on October 11, 2018.
Precision Medicine Seminar Series
"Clinical Decision Support for Pharmacogenomics"
Steve Johnson, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) and Scientific Director, CTSI Clinical Informatics, University of Minnesota
Steve Johnson, PhD has had an extensive career in the healthcare industry with a successful record of leading technology, product development and data analytics teams. More...
Friday, December 4
2 PM - 3 PM, presented online via Zoom
The webinar is offered to attendees at no cost. We hope you’ll join us!
(The above link will redirect to the live seminar on Zoom approximately 10 minutes before the start time.)
Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy
The 2018 Pharmacogenomics Conference on June 22 was at capacity with over 310 registrants in attendance. Topics included: cancer somatic mutations and selection of targeted therapies, emerging PGx areas. Read about the event here.
University Precision Medicine Initiatives
Bringing together scientists, healthcare providers, patients and payers in the area of precision medicine to promote research, education and the use of precision medicine and health to improve human health.
Transforming health and advancing equity by generating precision treatments of disease to advance health outcomes for all Minnesotans.