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Precision Medicine">Precision Medicine

June 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Monroeville Public Library - Gallery Space
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Mark Hudson
412.372.0500 ext. 113

Presented by the All of Us Research Program

Please join physician and researcher Mylynda Massart for a presentation about precision medicine, an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in lifestyle, environment, and biological makeup, in order to deliver the right treatment for the right person at the right time and keep people healthy longer. The University of Pittsburgh is enrolling 150,000 volunteers in the national All of Us Research Program, a groundbreaking effort to advance precision medicine by gathering data from one million volunteers across the US who are 18 years of age or older. The program is open to people both healthy and sick and aims to collect health-related information for research that may one day help doctors provide more precise care for individual patients.

Mylynda B. Massart, M.D., Ph.D. is a Family Medicine physician at UPMC and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Utah in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. She currently serves as the medical director at UPMC Matilda Theiss Health Center, and as co-director for HUB Core: Integrating Special Populations at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CSTI). Dr. Massart has experience working with diverse populations across the lifespan including obstetrics, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. She has served in the National Health Service Core in Idaho working with a rural population and currently works in an underserved community in Pittsburgh. Her research interests are in developing education in genetics and precision medicine for primary care providers and trainees and as a research catalyst facilitating the inclusion of underrepresented populations in biomedical research. She teaches residents and medical students in her clinic and at the hospital and serves as medical director for Bethany Hospice.

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