Despite all the challenges that the pandemic has created for normal education, our HBCUs continue to work tirelessly work to open new doors for their students, alumni, and surrounding communities. As an HBCU focused on the advancement of healthcare, the Morehouse School of Medicine continues to forge partnerships that will allow it to improve medical education and treatments. Recently, to advance developments in Personalized Medicine, the school launched a partnership with The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC). As a member of this organization, the Morehouse School of Medicine will take an active role in advancing the future of Personalized Medicine. Read below for more information on this ground-breaking partnership below.

An evolving field, physicians utilize Personalized Medicine to determine medical treatments that will work best for each patient. By combining test data with an individual’s medical history, circumstances, and values, health care providers can develop targeted treatment and prevention plans.

Morehouse School of Medicine and The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) will work together to proactively educate decision-makers on how Personalized Medicine can make the health system more effective and efficient; develop cutting-edge Personalized Medicine tests and therapies and; encourage Personalized Medicine adoption through demonstrating the field’s clinical and economic significance.

“Morehouse School of Medicine’s membership with The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) is not only important for our clinical, graduate education and research programs, but advance our goals and mission for improved health care for patients, and increased efficiency in the healthcare systems that serve them, said James Lillard, Ph.D., MBA, Professor & Associate Dean for Research Affairs. We look forward to working with The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) on its initiatives that are well aligned with our goals of advancing health equity and making personalized or precision medicine possible for all.” 

We are delighted to welcome Morehouse School of Medicine into the Personalized Medicine Coalition’s membership based on its leadership in personalized medicine and rich tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and public policy,” said PMC President Edward Abrahams.

They encourage you to read here for more information on The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) and its efforts to help patients and healthcare systems through advancing the evolving field of Personalized Medicine.