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North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative Steering Committee

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The Biotechnology Center has identified precision health as a key strategic sector for North Carolina economic development.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
BCBS is committed to precision health as a platform for improving patient care and the effectiveness, including the cost effectiveness, in healthcare delivery and utilization.

Duke University
Duke has conducted extensive research in precision health and has provided a national leadership role in the implementation and adoption of precision health in patient care.

  • Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, Ph.D. - director, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine

  • Donna Crenshaw, Ph.D., MHA - director, partnership development, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine
  • Tejinder Rakhra-Burris, MA - program manager, IGNITE ACC and research program leader sr., precision medicine, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine
  • Deepak Voora, MD - associate professor of medicine, member of the Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine

East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

The Brody School of Medicine has a strong primary care orientation, including a mission increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve the state, improve the health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina, and enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education.​


GSK is committed to developing precision medicines by focusing on the best science, building strong collaborations with external researchers, and identifying patient populations most likely to benefit from our medicines.

IBM Watson Genomics
IBM is engaging with healthcare organizations -- including more than 15 cancer institutes -- to implement Watson Genomics, a cloud-based, insights-as-a-service, platform that helps clinicians uncover personalized treatment options to their patients.

Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System
Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute provides cancer care that focuses on the person, not just the disease.

Mission Health Fullerton Genetics Center

Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center has been serving western North Carolina for more than 19 years and is the region’s only comprehensive genetics services program. The center includes international experts on specific genetic conditions who research, diagnose and treat genetic conditions in children and adults. The center also provides counseling and education for patients and their families.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens: children, elderly, disabled and low-income families.  ​

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University has been at the forefront of developing quantitative methods to support the practice of personalized medicine by leveraging and integrating their diverse expertise to pursue new methodological innovation for discovery of precision medicine strategies.

Pappas Ventures
Pappas Ventures, like NCBiotech, sees significant market and investment potential in precision health research and companies.

​RENCI is involved in innovative public-private partnerships that address regional challenges such as health care (including precision health), habitat planning, and coastal hazards through big data analysis.​

RTI International
RTI has a number of initiatives in precision health, including studies on the environmental impact on population health, data analytics and the development of mobile health applications to support patient engagement.

University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a rich history of precision health with its clinical and research functions.  Also, UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute has developed expertise in health informatics and data science, which underlie precision health discoveries. The Institute also leads in developing mechanisms for data sharing across institutions. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy research focus centers on the translation of pharmacogenetic information and testing into clinical practice, and preclinical pharmacogenetics.