NIH Director Francis Collins On Precision Medicine

The Washington Post (9/20, 10.38M) features an online video of an interview with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in which he discussed how the NIH is progressing its work on precision medicine. Dr. Collins said NIH’s ongoing “All of Us” study, led by Eric Dishman and which “aims to have as its team members the same diversity that it has in its participants,” is “one of the boldest undertakings that NIH has ever tried to design and implement.” Dr. Collins further discussed study aims of addressing disparities in access to health among different demographics, improving health professionals’ use of pharmacogenomics, and developing targeted medical treatments to address opioid abuse and other conditions, among other goals.