"The ambitious, ultimate goals of this program are to train scientists and health care providers at the University and in our community to determine the molecular underpinnings of disease or disease predisposition in any individual patient," said Julian Solway, MD, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and principal investigator for this project.
"We intend to develop, test, implement, and make readily available to residents in our community personalized therapies directed toward those underpinnings, which might be different among individual patients, and to do this in a way that is rigorous, valid, efficient, ethical, and respectful of our communitys needs and values."
"The translation of biomedical discovery into effective, deliverable, and personalized therapies for diverse populations with common, complex disorders is a daunting but tremendously important task," said James Madara, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center, University Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
"Few cures for common health problems have emerged from strategies that ignore personalized needs," Madara said. "We believe this reflects not only the complexity of the disease processes but also the extreme heterogeneity of patient popu
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