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UA’s Dr. Yves Lussier Honored with Ambassador Award from The University of Sherbrooke

UA's Dr. Yves Lussier Invited to Give Keynote Address at 'Precision Medicine Day,' April 13 in Houston

CB2 researcher participates in Nature paper - largest collection of human exome sequence data

Members of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) report scientific findings from data on the exome sequences (protein-coding portions of the genome) from 60,706 people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

UAHS & Banner Receive $4 million from NIH for Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

The UA Health Sciences and Banner Heath have received a major NIH grant to participate in President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which will greatly enhance precision health research and create new health-care jobs in Arizona.

Making precision medicine a reality: Genomics researchers unveil road map to disease origin

Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis – and identifying new drug targets and therapies – thanks to work by three computational biology research teams from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Lussier and Grant Schissler speak of Big Data on KGUN9 Local News

Dr. Yves Lussier discusses the predictive ability of biomedical Big Data to improve patient outcomes. Grant Schissler, grad student in Dr. Lussier's lab, demonstrates the implementation of data reduction techniques to identify key genomic characteristics to predict survival in breast cancer patients.

White House Announcement: UA Health Sciences Commits Biomedical Informatics and Genome Medicine Teams to National Precision Medicine Initiative

The University of Arizona Health Sciences will commit significant resources to precision medicine – translating large-scale clinical and genomic data to accelerate disease prevention, early detection and treatment – through the UA Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics and the UA Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine.

White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

Renowned Bioinformatician Joins Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona