Precision Health Initiative

News & Announcements

Elizabeth Loboa, Jim Fitterling and Alexander Cartwright

Backing Better Health

Jim Fitterling, Mizzou alumnus and CEO of Dow, gives $6 million gift to precision health institute

UM System President Mun Choi speaks to audience during announcement

New Strategic Alliance

Siemens Healthineers, University of Missouri System and University of Missouri Health Care announce formation of new strategic alliance

Precision Health Institute building architectural rendering

Launch & Groundbreaking

University of Missouri celebrates official launch of new precision health research initiative and institute

About the Initiative

The University of Missouri System has designated the future health of Missourians its highest priority. With the brightest minds from across our four research institutions and healthcare system, we’re turning groundbreaking research into life-changing reality for patients around the world.

Advances in genetics, biology, big data, bioengineering and medical technologies are ushering in a new era of personalized healthcare. Our individual universities and cross-campus collaborations are already producing remarkable advancements that are improving and extending lives.

Now, as we launch the precision health initiative and begin construction of a precision health research building at University of Missouri-Columbia, the UM System is uniquely poised to emerge as a global leader in this emerging field. This facility will provide needed resources for researchers at all four system universities, as well as facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations with clinicians and industry partners to quickly deliver innovations to our communities.