ACCOuNT Principal Investigator Dr. Perera presented this week at the Annual Grantees Meeting for NIMHD-funded Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers on Health Disparities focused on Precision Medicine. Read about all of the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers focused on precision medicine here.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed): Health and Wellness in Aging Core has been awarded a 2018 ACCOunt Pilot Grant. For more information on their project click here.
In 2017, ACCOuNT awarded pilot project funds to Taking Effective Action, Inc., located in Bowie, Maryland, to increase knowledge and awareness of cardiovascular pharmacogenomics and precision medicine among African Americans in Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s County, Maryland. As a part of their pilot project, Taking Effective Action created a short video with content on… Read More
ACCOuNT held its second annual meeting on July 13, 2018, at Northwestern University. Over 50 members of the ACCOuNT team from across participating sites, pilot programs, and advisory boards were in attendance. Check out our group photo below!
In an interview with Northwestern Research News, Dr. Minoli Perera discusses ACCOuNT’s role in achieving health equality and social justice. “If scientists and physicians leave minority populations behind in our push for precision medicine, the health disparities that already exist are compounded,” she says. “Social justice as it pertains to precision medicine is paramount if… Read More
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Two projects were awarded $25,000 each to advance precision medicine among African Americans. Learn more here.
Dr. Perera discusses the ACCOuNT project and recent findings in this video produced by the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Read More
The mission of PGRN is to catalyze and lead research in precision medicine for the discovery and translation of genomic variation influencing therapeutic and adverse drug effects. Read More
NIHMD announces ACCOuNT as one of 5 inaugural projects to receive funding for precision medicine research among minority groups. Read More