Baylor College of Medicine Joins Personalized Medicine Coalition
HOUSTON -- (December 13, 2007) -- Baylor College of Medicine has joined the Personalized Medicine Coalition, a national group working to advance the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine for the benefit of patients.
"The coalition provides an ideal opportunity for collaboration as we move forward with our vision of patient-focused medical care," said Dr. Peter G. Traber, BCM president and CEO. "We are interested in promoting this vision not only for Baylor College of Medicine, but for the delivery of healthcare in the future."
The coalition is a non-profit group comprised of academic, industrial, patient and provider organizations that promotes discussion and understanding of personalized medicine. The group provides leadership surrounding the issue and serves as a forum for education and advocacy.
Traber has outlined a vision for personalized medicine that brings together the college's missions of education, research, patient care and community service and emphasizes the individual health of each patient.
"Our vision is to invent the future of medicine," Traber said. "Personalized medicine involves all of the college's programs and moves us forward as a national leader in the delivery of medical care based on quality, service and individualized treatment."
Since its launch in 2004, the coalition has grown to over 100 members, providing a forum on the issue for the public, policymakers, government officials, and private sector healthcare leaders to further the public interest in personalized medicine.