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Transforming health care.
Improving lives.

The NextGen Precision Health Initiative unites the University of Missouri System's four public research universities, University of Missouri Health Care and private partners toward a single goal: personalized treatments for society's toughest diseases.

A Game-Changing Initiative


Missouri: Where We’ll Find the Cures

Across the University of Missouri System, we’ve made the world’s most pressing health issues our highest priority. To transform health care — and improve the lives of people everywhere — we’ve embarked on a bold initiative, empowering UM System investigators like never before to turn groundbreaking precision health research into life-changing reality.

About the initiative

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The future of health

Precision medicine is the future of patient care. Rather than the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, precision medicine seeks to develop personalized treatments tailored to each individual’s unique patient factors, such as genetics, environment or lifestyle.

Our systemwide initiative will provide UM System researchers with the crucial resources they need to streamline the journey from laboratory research to effective clinical treatments.

Benefits for Missouri

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A systemwide foundation for success

Our UM System network of highly skilled researchers, energetic students, well-established partnerships, and critical infrastructure uniquely position us to generate important discoveries, safer treatments, faster diagnostics and transformational outcomes for patients in need.

Ground-breaking research

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