NIH Names Working Group For Precision Medical Initiative

To support the work of the Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the formation of a Working Group.  Part of the Advisory Committee to the Director, this Working Group will help develop the million-person cohort that is an important part of the Initiative.

The membership is two-fold.  There will be non-voting representatives from a variety of federal agencies and voting members with expertise in large clinical trials and/or precision medicine.

The working group will help determine how to design studies based on a cohort of such size, and the unique challenges such a group presents.  It will also coordinate efforts to gather public input from patient and stakeholder groups through workshops on various topics related to large-scale medical studies.  Opportunities for the public to comment should be publicized on the Precision Medicine Initiative website.

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