A singular goal of our program is the active movement of precision medicine endeavors and accomplishments into basic sciences education and the public sphere. This comprises multiple areas of impact, from precision medicine academic and research support to educational talks and events for the lay community, as well as spotlighting innovative WashU faculty at public forums such as Venture Café and Academy of Science of St. Louis.

Precision Medicine Thursdays at Venture Café

Venture CafeCommunity Gathering

On the third Thursday of every month , ICTS Precision Medicine hosts a session featuring WashU faculty working in translational genomics/precision medicine areas. Talks are typically oriented toward technology, diagnostics, informatics, and precision interventions based on clinical genotypes and phenotypes. Some of the talks encompass biotechnology and/or entrepreneurial efforts and opportunities.

Venture Café Calendar

Precision Medicine Pathway

Precision Medicine PathwayWashU School of Medicine Special Emphasis Pathway

To connect basic scientists with translational researchers, Washington University created the Precision Medicine Pathway. The program accepts 10 students a year from the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program.   This Pathway introduces 2nd and 3rd year genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics PhD students to the use of genomic and genetic information in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The students are connected with translational researchers and perform a clinically mentored research project. By gaining both a strong basic science background and knowledge in clinical medicine, these students will become an essential part of the future translational genomic workforce.

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Academy of Science – St. Louis

Academy of Science St Louis

In 2019 ICTS Precision Medicine, with joint sponsorship from Siteman Cancer Center, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, and the Children’s Discovery Institute, partnered with Academy of Science – St. Louis to host “Genetics and Genomics Series” seminars and STEM Teens community workshops/tours. This partnership provided important information and educational content to the St. Louis lay community and young, “future” scientists about how biomedical genetic research impacts their health and what the future of genetic/genomic endeavors hold.