Dr. Josh Denny Appointed to Precision Medicine Initiative Panel

The eMERGE Network is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Josh Denny (Vanderbilt) to the NIH panel leading President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The Initiative, launched in January, will work to engage stakeholders from both the scientific and patient community, using their input to design and implement a cohort of 1 million research participants. The overall goal of the Initiative is to provide a framework of how to use an individual’s genetics to inform and tailor prevention and treatment strategies. More information on the Initiative can be found on the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative web page. For more information on Dr. Denny’s work with eMERGE, see our PheWAS Catalog.

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Read the full press release here. Congratulations to all the sites in the next round of eMERGE! The new clinical sites will be led by: Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Dan M. Roden, M.D., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Elizabeth W. Karlson, M.D., at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Rex […]


The eMERGE Network is excited to share that the MCS NT304, Predictive Utility of Polygenic Risk Scores for Coronary Heart Disease in the eMERGE Network; was published on May 7th to American Journal of Human Genetics.


Two companion RFAs for the PRS Diversity Consortium are now published: Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Methods and Analysis for Populations of Diverse Ancestry – Study Sites (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Methods and Analysis for Populations of Diverse Ancestry – Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): The goal […]


Notice to Encourage Eligible NHGRI Awardees to Apply for PA-18-906 “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research” PIs of active NHGRI research grants can apply; identify eligible individuals, including those from underrepresented groups, for support and mentorship under the auspices of this supplement opportunity. Supplement can support individuals from the undergraduate to the […]