DOM Town Hall Meeting on Precision Medicine Initiative

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm

SPEAKERS: Monica Kraft, MD, Chair, UA Department of Medicine, and Akinlolu Ojo, MD, MPH, PhD, Lead Principal Investigator for Arizona, Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI)
TOPIC: "The Role of and Opportunities for UA Physicians in the Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI)"


Dr. Kraft also is a UA professor of medicine, the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine, and associate director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center; and Dr. Ojo, also is a UA professor of medicine and UA Health Sciences Assoc. VP, Clinical Research & Global Health. This program will be split into an initial presentation, or overview, followed by breakout into individual focus groups for further discussion. 

In July 2016, the UA Health Sciences and Banner Health partnered to win a $4 million National Institutes of Health grant to fund its initial participation in the White House Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI). If it enrolls enough patients (at least 10,000 in the first year), the partnership would be in line to receive a total of $43.3 million over five years—the largest such award in university history. It’s expected to enroll 150,000 over those five years.

To learn more, see the Nov. 30 UAHS memo from UA Sr. VP for Health Sciences Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, which includes links to an FAQ document, the initiative’s NIH webpage as well as video and slides of his “State of the UA Health Sciences” address on Nov. 14.

[PLEASE NOTE: A video archive version of this event will be viewable via the "Watch It Live!" link above afterward.]

Event Location: 

Room 5403
UA College of Medicine - Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Conference Room 3030 (via live webcast similar to Grand Rounds)
Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85714

Contact Info: 

Claudia Duran, Sr. Program Coordinator
UA Department of Medicine
(520) 626-6349