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Curious about precision medicine and what it’s all about?

10/16/2019

What: Precision Medicine 101

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 1-2pm CDT

Where: Webex or AllianceChicago – 215 W. Ohio St, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654

Trainers: Joyce Ho, PhD, Lead Investigator, All of Us Research Program, Northwestern University
Tina Schuh, Manager Academic Partnerships, Erie Family Health Centers
Liz Adetoro, MPH, Research Manager, AllianceChicago
Nita Mohanty, MD, Chief Research Officer, AllianceChicago

Training Topics: Curious about precision medicine and what it’s all about? Join us to learn about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), launched in 2015 by President Obama. The PMI is a long-term research endeavor, involving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and multiple other research centers, which aims to accelerate progress toward a new era of precision medicine. According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. The All of Us Research Program is a key element of the PMI. In 2016, 130 million was allocated to NIH to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. In this webinar, we will provide a background on precision medicine, why it’s important, current work that’s being done in this area, and future implications for your health center community and patients. Also, come hear from the Northwestern University, lead of Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium (IPMC), and Erie Family Health Centers on their perspectives working on the All of Us Research Program in the Chicagoland area.

Intended Audience: Clinical Staff, Medical Directors, Nursing Leadership, Providers, Research Staff, Care Coordination Staff, Behavioral Health Staff, Population Health Staff

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Joyce Ho, PhD, Lead Investigator, All of Us Research Program, Northwestern University

Joyce Ho is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience in complex research operations. She holds the appointment of Research Assistant Professor in Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ho has a passion for community-based research and had investigated the mental health of Asian American immigrant children and families during her post-doctoral training. Having served as the Director of Operations for the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at Feinberg, she also worked on technology-assisted interventions for health promotion. Currently, as Lead Investigator for the NIH All of Us Research Program at Northwestern Medicine, Dr. Ho is responsible for leading a team of research staff that will enroll 31,000 participants in the next 5 years.

Tina Schuh, Manager Academic Partnerships, Erie Family Health Centers

Tina Schuh has experience in both academic research as well as community-based work over the past 10 years. Tina has led and implemented multiple federally and foundationally funded research projects, both stateside and internationally, on topics related to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women and adolescents and improving access to care for underserved populations. She received her MPH, with a concentration on Maternal and Child Health, from UIC in 2016. She was inspired to pursue her MPH while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, where her work focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes in both the clinic and community settings. Tina is passionate about ensuring that research is conducted in the best interest of the participants and that results are incorporated into a model of care for patients.