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

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics.

The award, which totals $43.3 million over five years and is the largest NIH peer-reviewed grant in Arizona history, was announced by the NIH on July 6.

The UA Health Sciences and Banner Health will make significant contributions to the diversity of enrolled participants in the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program (PMI CP). The inclusion of American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino participants will provide greater insights to disease prevention and treatment, making these advances available to traditionally underserved populations, regardless of race, ethnicity or geography.

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Release Date: 
07/07/2016 - 8:00am
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