Precision Genomic Medicine

A new clinical paradigm in which knowledge gained from analyzing the informational content of an individual’s genome is used to guide health care decisions throughout life, in order to anticipate, diagnose, and manage disease.

Because we are at the beginning of the era of precision genomic medicine, there is much to be learned before the full potential of this new discipline can be realized.  Critical knowledge gaps in fundamental science, clinical practice, and health policy must be addressed and implementation initiatives developed that maximize benefits and minimize harms.

To address these issues, transform clinical care, and improve health outcomes, The Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine is developing a comprehensive strategy to catalyze basic science discovery in human genomics and related fields, accelerate innovative translation of research results into cutting-edge clinical applications, and democratize delivery of genome-based clinical services.

Our Mission

The Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine became operational in 2018. Our mission is to catalyze research, clinical, and educational activities in human genomics and precision medicine; grow and nurture the UW human genomics and precision medicine community; and bring the benefits of precision medicine to all Wisconsinites.

We carry out our mission by:

  • Supporting bench to bedside research through collaborations, grants, and flagship projects
  • Implementing collaborative clinical initiatives in precision medicine
  • Strengthening research and clinical infrastructure
  • Recruiting faculty and specialists involved in human genomics and precision medicine
  • Educating the next generation of scientists and clinicians
  • Providing outreach and education to our local community and the state of Wisconsin
  • Connecting UW and Wisconsin to the global genomic medicine community

The scientific mission of the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine (CHGPM) is organized around six thematic Programs:

Rare Diseases

Program Lead: Stephen Meyn
(608) 263-0209

2762 Wi Institute Medical Research
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications – ELSI

Program Lead: Rachel Grob
(608) 265-6267

Room 0326
610 N Whitney Way
Madison, WI 53705

Cancer Genomics

Program Lead: Mark Burkard
(608) 262-2803

6059 Wi Institute Medical Research
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

Interventional Genomics

Program Lead: Krishanu Saha
(608) 316-4313

4164 Wi Inst For Discovery
333 N Randall Ave
Madison, WI 53715

Novel Diagnostics

Program Lead: Muhammed Murtaza
(608) 890-4154

Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792

Population Health Genomics

Program Lead: Mei Baker
(608) 890-1796

439 Stovall Building, William D
465 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706