The wisdom that lives in our bodies carries a story. An alive, breathing blueprint that is uniquely ours and no one else’s. In most cases, our bodies hold the key to what we need.
Precision health revolutionizes the part we play in the design of our health. The study of our genes, alongside information about our lifestyle and environment, can help predict which treatments might work best for us. It can also warn us if we are susceptible to addictive medications, such as opioids, or tell us if we are at increased risk for certain cancers so we can make changes to prevent them. Genomic medicine, a key component of precision health, gives insight into the health or illness of not only ourselves, but those around us. For the first time in our history, we empower healthier lives through an ability to predict and prevent disease.
UCLA brings together expertise in clinical genomics, disciplines in fundamental basic research, and a commitment to patient care — all on one campus. The lifesaving power of science is here.
On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown convened the Precision Medicine Advisory Committee (PMAC). The group is tasked with making recommendations that can improve health through precision medicine. Dr. Kelsey Martin, Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was asked by Governor Brown to co-lead the committee.
The guidance of Dr. Martin and fellow members of the advisory committee is critical to the formation of concrete actions and sound state policies and practices designed to make precision health a reality for all Californians.
At UCLA Health, our philosophy is founded on the following values:
An Unparalleled Foundation for the Future of Medicine
A History of Medical Breakthroughs and Genetic Expertise
An Unmatched Foundation for Scientific Discovery
A Large Community Representing the World's Population