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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.


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PGx Conference 2022

Registration for the 2022 UMN Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Conference is open! This virtual event is designed for healthcare professionals interested in implementing PGx tools to provide higher-value care to their clients. Join us Sept. 21-23, 2022. 

For more information, and to register, please visit the PGx 2022 website

University Precision Medicine Initiatives

Institute of Personalized Medicine (IPM) Precision Medicine Initiatives

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is proud to host the nation's first Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program focused on pharmacogenomics-informed clinical care. Learn more about PGx ECHO

PGx Certificate for Health Professionals in Rural and Underserved Areas

The PGx Clinical Workforce Training Program is currently accepting inquiries for its second cohort! Applications for the 2023 program are due by November 1, 2022.  Learn more about PGx Clinical Workforce Training Program

UMN/ASHP PGx Accelerator Program

The Pharmacogenomics Accelerator program will support clinical leaders, frontline practitioners, and additional team members that are assuming responsibility for pharmacogenomic program implementation in their institutions, as well as those seeking to enhance their baseline clinical skills in pharmacogenomics. Read more about UMN's collaboration with ASHP

Free PGx Testing for Incoming Students

Through a partnership between the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Kailos Genetics, a HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology resident company, College of Pharmacy first-year students will have the unique opportunity to obtain free comprehensive pharmacogenomic testing by Kailos Genetics’ InspexionTM. Learn more about new Pharmacogenetic opportunities

PGx at the Minnesota State Fair

University of Minnesota (UMN) College of Pharmacy (Twin Cities) and UMN Medical School (Duluth) faculty, students, and staff teamed up at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair to ask Minnesotans about their beliefs and perceptions regarding the innovative science of pharmacogenomics (PGx) with the "How Do Your Genes Fit?" survey. Learn more about PGx at the Minnesota State Fair


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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.  

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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.

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CSHP's official announcement:

Cindy Luo

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Solid Organ Transplant), Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Sabbatical focus: application, integration and implementation of pharmacogenomics (PGx) to clinical pharmacy practice

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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.

Sam Callisto

Samuel is a PhD Candidate in the Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology department. During his time in the program Samuel has pursued various avenues of research related to precision medicine in neuropharmacology with a focus on anti-seizure drugs.

David Stenehjem

David Stenehjem works in the rapidly growing field of outcomes research, which guides his research on midostaurin in FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia.

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Pamala Jacobson, PharmD, FCCP, Director