Most medical treatments have been designed with the average patient in mind. This approach works for some patients, but not for others. We know each person is unique. Where we live, our genetic makeup, our family medical history and our lifestyle choices all contribute to our health and well-being. Precision health takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles and formulates treatment and prevention strategies based on patients’ unique backgrounds and conditions.
Together, this gives the medical team the tools to better understand how complex the human body is. Precision health will help us to keep you healthy. If you do get sick, precision health will help us understand which treatments work best with the fewest side effects.
Sharing your biological samples with UCLA can help us develop unique treatments for every patient. Watch video to learn more >
Let UCLA Health know ('yes or no') if you would like to share your biological samples to advance science and medicine.
Complete the consent for biological samples on the iPad stand before you leave the doctor's office or lab.
The UCLA AtLAs California Health Initiative relies on creation of a community health repository, or biobank. The UCLA Precision Health BioBank collects biological samples from as many people as possible, codes the samples and removes personally identifiable information. More about the UCLA AtLAs California Health Initiative >
UCLA to advance California’s efforts to deliver individualized treatments to patients. Governor Brown’s 2018-2019 budget includes a $30 million appropriation to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine. Read full story >
—Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA