The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine gains 6 new projects

University of California San Francisco and California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. named the six new projects selected for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.

Through the initiative, California is developing demonstration projects that harness the power of advanced computing for disease treatment and prevention. A selection committee conducted a rigorous assessment before choosing the projects. More than 20 organizations will partner to complete these projects.

The projects range from improving the early treatment of prostate cancer to helping patients better manage chronic conditions to speeding up the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, stroke or aneurysm.

Each project is eligible to receive up to $1.2 million in grant funding.

"What an exciting time to be a Californian," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences, professor of pediatrics and principal investigator of CIAPM. "With these state resources, we are helping to launch six exciting projects in precision medicine, bringing together academics, physicians, small and large businesses and patients. These projects cover individuals who are healthy and ill, from the youngest to the oldest, and make use of the latest mobile, imaging, wearable and deep learning technologies, all to push the boundaries of what is possible in medicine."

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