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A bold plan to transform health care and improve life for future generations

The University of Missouri System has joined other esteemed research centers around the world in ushering forward a new era of personalized health care — one that will treat diseases based on individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle, rather than a traditional one-size-fits-all approach.

Our vision: Accelerate innovations in precision health that improve health outcomes for Missourians and the world

Our mission: We will revolutionize health care for our citizens, eliminate health care disparities, and transform community health through cross-disciplinary collaborations of world-class academic researchers in partnership with government agencies and industry leaders.

Designed to harness the emerging possibilities of precision medicine to help solve today’s greatest health problems, the NextGen Precision Health Initiative is a dynamic systemwide effort, focused on developing the breakthrough research needed to facilitate these essential advances in global health.

Leveraging our depth of knowledge, expertise and statewide assets — including access to the nation’s largest university research reactor — across four universities and a health care system, the NextGen Initiative brings together the brightest minds from across the UM System to transform groundbreaking research into life-changing reality for patients around the world.

Watch the initiative launch.