Explore how UCSF experts are tapping the astonishing potential precision medicine, how UCSF is educating students to conquer the precision medicine frontier, and how some of the world’s foremost thought leaders are helping to make precision medicine a reality.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 1: Knowledge Network. With an increased ability to harvest information automatically and more powerfully, scientists can find the connections among discoveries that would otherwise go unrecognized.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 2: Basic Discovery. The long path to developing potent new treatments often starts with an observation in the lab that then leads to a question about a fundamental life process.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 3: Clinical Discovery. Researchers are taking vast amounts of patient data, often collected through first-ever clinical studies, and putting it into tools like MS Bioscreen that have a direct impact on patient care.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 4: Computational Health Sciences. Computationally intensive approaches are used to analyze and cross-analyze large but discrete collections of data, such as patient health histories and genetic makeup.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 5: Omics Medicine. Molecular biologist Nevan Krogan's work is not only illuminating how genes and proteins function, it's also shedding light on the underlying biology of disease for each person.
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 6: Digital Health. The Center for Digital Health Innovation shepherds the development of digital health innovations created at UCSF and validates the effectiveness of devices from both inside and outside the institution.