The collaborative approach applied by our technological and clinical community nurtures interdisciplinary project development.
PMI mobilizes and coordinates BC’s technological, clinical testing and healthcare delivery resources to bring personalized medicine to BC residents. The PMI is an inclusive initiative that has representation from all the relevant technological, preclinical and clinical communities in BC.
The PMI works closely with research and academic institutions. The expert knowledge and latest advancement from life science, applied science, and natural science research capabilities support all the PMI projects.
The scientific partners include researchers from Life Sciences Institute and Brain Research Centre in University of British Columbia, Proteomics Centre in University of Victoria, and Genome BC, among many other respected institutes.
Partnering with the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN) and involvement of internationally recognized investigators allow opportunity for a rich clinical integration required to make personalized medicine available for the public.
Among others, the PMI collaborates with investigators at BC Cancer Agency, the Child and Family Research Institute (Children’s Hospital) St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.
The PMI takes full advantage of BC’s world leading position in the technology sector: genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, biochemistry, nanotechnology, information technology, engineering, microfluidics, physics and material science.
Drug development expertise will be provided through collaboration with the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD). Partnered with and based at the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia, the PMI has the capacity to develop drugs, diagnostics, devices and informatics tools for personalized medicine applications.
The personalized-medicine approach will guide the healthcare system for improved patient and provider healthcare experiences at sustainable and reduced costs.
The PMI ensures BC residents receive the benefits by setting forth multiple measures. Our web presence acts as a resource for patients and healthcare providers. Public outreach and engagement help develop the policy guidelines. Training programs for physicians, pharmacists, and other key health practitioners ensures personalized medicine can be successfully implemented.
The PMI cultivates specialized skills through working closely with diverse partners. We bring together talents in business development and marketing. Other collaborators include project managers, designers, and writers.
One of the four objectives of our Roadmap is to establish a coalition of stakeholders to coordinate whole system change to enable personalized medicine. At our weekly meetings, the PMI has been hearing the perspectives of people in government, industry, healthcare and academia. Some of them have agreed to share their presentations here.
Dean, UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Innovation, Technology & Citizens Services
Dean, UBC Applied Science
VP Research, Vancouver Coastal Health
President & CEO, LifeSciences BC
Senior VP, Business Development, Clinical Affairs and Genetics, LifeLabs
Pharmacist and co-Founder of the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition
Knowledge Broker, Clinical Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy Association of BC, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Providence Healthcare Research Institute
CIO, TELUS Health
Bryn Hyndman, MD
Medical Director, Qi Integrated Health
Ashley Riskin, MD
Clinic Director and Co-Founder, Connect Health
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Translational Medicine & Human Genetics Associate Director, Patient Impact, Orphan Disease Center, University of Pennsylvania
Andrew Attwell, MD
Doctors of BC Policy on Precision Medicine
Thanks to the funding partners, the PMI community is positioned to take a lead in unraveling medicine’s greatest challenges and providing the data needed by the healthcare system through an evidence-based approach to achieve more precise management of health and treatment of disease.
St. Paul’s Hospital
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Child and Family Research Institute
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Vancouver General Hospital
BC Clinical Research and Infrastructure Research
Vancouver Prostate Centre
British Columbia Clinical Genomics Network
Institute for Heart & Lung Health
UBC Life Sciences Institute
UBC Faculty of Science
UBC Faculty of Applied Sciences
UBC Faculty of Medicine
UBC Faculty of Pharmacy
UBC Centre for High-Throughput Biology
UBC Brain Research Centre
The goal of the PMI is to build capacity and initiatives that continuously meet the challenges of developing and delivering personalized medicine solutions. To achieve this, we are continuously seeking private support to build core research infrastructure and to expand a comprehensive and advanced program.
Investment in our initiatives support leading-edge multidisciplinary research, the recruitment and training of scientists and clinical practitioners and the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment – all of which would ultimately lead towards improved treatment of diseases and conditions and an improved ability to maintain wellness.contact us