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New Penn Center for Precision Medicine

February 25, 2016

Today the Penn Medicine Dean's Office announced the appointment of David B. Roth, MD, PhD, as Director of the new Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCPM). A primary goal of the PCPM is to create and implement precision medicine-based clinical care pathways embedded in systems of care by leveraging Penn's strengths in biomedical research and developing synergies with its clinical programs.
 
Under Dr. Roth’s leadership, the new center will implement demonstration projects to bring precision medicine into routine UPHS operations and measure their impact. A dedicated analytics team will capture data on both medical and economic outcomes. PCPM will also play an important role as a technical resource and coordinator for external grant applications in the precision medicine arena. The new Center will also provide infrastructure designed to make more robust connections between various groups working at Penn through innovative, multidisciplinary approaches. Dr. Roth, who will remain chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, will work with senior leaders at Penn Medicine to develop a strategic plan to better integrate academic research with clinical operation in this field.
Read the Department of Communications news announcement.
University of Pennsylvania Almanac.