Personalized medicine initiative hopes for grant

Ohio State University is participating in a regional effort to build a major new data warehouse that will focus on personalized medicine, allowing researchers to compare clinical and therapeutic data with patient genetic histories to develop personalized treatment plans and assist research. The Institute for Personalized Medicine would be funded by cash from several companies, including Siemens. The project would pool data from regional hospitals and share it among doctors working at local healthcare systems. According to OSU Medical Center CEO Dr. Fred Sanfilippo, doctors at Case Western and the University of Cinncinati have expressed interest in participating in the effort. The project is in line for a $28 million grant from the Wright Center for Innovation.

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