Session Chair Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Director, Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Ginsburg is the founding director for the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center and for MEDx, a partnership between the Schools of Medicine and Engineering to spark and translate innovation. His research addresses the challenges for translating genomic information into medical practice and the integration of precision medicine into healthcare. He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH and the advisory council for the National Center for Accelerating Translational Science, and is Vice Chair for the Cures Acceleration Network. He is co-chair of the National Academies Roundtable on Genomic and Precision Health and Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative.


State, US, and Global initiatives in Precision Medicine
Several large precision medicine initiatives are currently under way, catalyzing the implementation of genomic tools and knowledge to enhance the use of genomic medicine and clinical applications. This talk will provide insights into some of these initiatives, including the NC project, IGNITE, and the G2MC Collaboration.

Session Abstract

Session Synopsis: This session will provide an update on the PMI and the participant-engaged and data-driven All of Us Research Program (formerly known as the PMI Cohort Program). The “All of Us” Research Program is an effort led by the NIH to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with over a million participating volunteers to extend precision medicine to all diseases.