RFP: Advancing Translational Genomics through Personalized Medicine Projects

The mission of the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine (PCPGM) is to utilize genetics and genomics to promote and implement personalized medicine in caring for patients throughout the Partners HealthCare system and in health care nationally and globally.

The Personalized Medicine Project program was developed to support the clinical research efforts of junior Partners HealthCare investigators for translational genetics and genomic projects to advance personalized medicine.  The goal of this program is to identify biological markers that can be used as potential predictive tests.  This will be accomplished by:

  • Leveraging the Partners HealthCare Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) and the Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD), centralized locations where Partners HealthCare patient data and/or samples are stored.
  • Identifying novel biological markers or new uses for existing markers.
  • Focusing on tests that could:
    • improve diagnostic sensitivity or specificity;
    • further stratify patient groups with a given diagnosis;
    • predict improved clinical outcomes; or
    • assist with selection of therapies or methods to manage disease.