Center for Precision Health

Making healthcare precise

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CENTER FOR PRECISION MEDICINE AT THE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

Center for Precision Medicine will introduce and discuss recent advances, frontier technologies, case studies, and future direction in precision medicine. The topics cover precision medicine, bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacogenomics, genetics, genomic medicine, study design, methodologies and computational tools.



UTHealth cancer fighters get CPRIT grants for research and prevention
09/10/2018

Data, Data Science and Precision Medicine Workshop, jointed organized by Research Data Coordination Service, Data Science and Informatics Core for Cancer Research, and Center for Precision Health. Invited speakers include Dr. Yidong Chen, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and Dr. Yufei Huang, UT San Antonio.
09/07/2018

Ruoji Zhao, a graduate student of CPH faculty Dr. Dung Fang Lee’s lab, and Dr. Lee are one of the Awardees (Mentors) in Dean’s Research Scholarship Award Ceremony, UTHealth McGovern Medical School. Congratulations!
08/31/2018

CPH welcome several new PhD students: Su Wang, Fangfang Yan, Astrid Manuel. Welcome!
08/27/2018

CPH faculty Dr. Peilin Jia received an NIDCR/NIH R03 grant, entitled “Deep learning methods to predict the function of genetic variants in orofacial clefts”. Congratulations!
08/15/2018

Brittany Jewell, a graduate student of CPH faculty Dr. Dung-Fang Lee, was appointed as a student regent to the Board of Regents for the UT System by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. UT System’s new student regent is working to reduce childhood cancer deaths
08/07/2018

CPH faculty Dr. Luca Giancardo received the First prize at the UTHealth Consortium on Aging Project Pitch Contest. Congratulations!
08/01/2018

CPH faculty Dr. Yoshua Esquenazi was awarded the Houstonia top doctors 2018 for Neurosurgery. Congratulations!
08/01/2018

CPH faculty Dr. Deigui Zhi received an NHGRI/NIH R01 grant, entitled “Scalable methods for identity by descent”. Congratulations!
06/01/2018

CPH organized Illumina Sequencing Workshop, UTHealth.
1/11/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX



CAPABILITIES AND APPLICATIONS OF NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HOUSTON

University of Texas Houston and Illumina are pleased to invite you to participate in an upcoming seminar on next-generation sequencing.

Topics include:

  • Get acquainted with Illumina informatics solutions, including BaseSpace® Sequence Hub and BaseSpace® Informatics Suite
  • Learn the basics of RNA-Seq and how your lab can get started
  • Combine transcriptomics and epigenetics to gain more insights into human biology and disease
  • Learn about the latest methods for whole genome, exome and targeted resequencing

Speaker:

Mehdi Keddache, PhD, Sequencing Specialist, Illumina Inc.

When:

Thursday, January 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where:

University of Texas Houston
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.006, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Lunch will be provided.*

To view more details about this event, please click on the "Register" button below.

There is no charge to attend this event. However, registration is required.

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CPH Seminar: Exploring Disease Mechanisms using Genetically Regulated Endophenotypes
Hae Kyung Im, Ph.D.
12/8/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Special Seminar: Diffusion MRI of the Brain: Principles and Applications in Neuroscience
Rodrigo de Luis Garcia, Ph.D.
12/4/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Evaluating the Evaluation of Cancer Driver Genes
Rachel Karchin, Ph.D.
12/1/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Post GWAS Schizophrenia Study: What we do now?
Xiangning (Sam) Chen, Ph.D.
11/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Special Seminar: Integrative Analysis of Long Noncoding RNA and Transcription in Neural Cell Fate Determination and Spinal Cord Injury
Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D.
11/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Special Seminar: Integrating Proteomics with Drug Screen Provides Novel Information Content
Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
10/13/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Special Seminar: Identification of genome-wide non-canonical spliced regions, including IRE1a targeted regions with Read-Split-Fly algorithm
Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D.
10/6/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Using Artificial Intelligence to Plan and Conduct Bioinformatics Analyses
Jeffrey T. Chang, Ph.D.
9/29/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Integrated Analysis of TCGA Genomic Data Reveals Clinically important Subtypes in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer
Yuexin Liu, Ph.D.
9/22/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Annotating Regulatory Variants for Precision Medicine
Dr. Junwen Wang, Ph.D.
9/15/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH faculty Dr. Zhongming Zhao received an NLM/NIH R01 grant, entitled “Predicting Phenotype by Using Transcriptomic Alteration as Endophenotype.” Congratulations!
09/14/2017

I. CPH Seminar: TissGDB: Tissue specific Gene Database in Cancer
Pora Kim, Ph.D.
II. CPH Seminar: Genetic Variants in microRNSA Genes and Targets associated with Cardiovascular Disease risk factors in the African American population
Chang Li, Ph.D.
9/8/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Special Seminar: Match up Nature Products with Cancer Targets in the Era of Precision Medicine
Dr. Wendong Huang, Ph.D.
8/18/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH faculty Dr. Xiaoming Liu received an NHGRI/NIH R01 grant, entitled “Accurately inferring demographic histories of human populations using large whole genome sequence data.” Congratulations!
07/24/2017

CPH Special Seminar: Privacy-Preserving Sharing and Analyzing Sensitive and Biomedical Data
Dr. Xiaoqian Jiang, Ph.D.
6/30/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Data-Driven Approaches For Efficient Drug Discovery
Dr. WanKyu Kim, Ph.D.
6/23/2017, 3 p.m., UCT1412, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Using The Blueprint Of the Human Genome To Understand The Causes Of Metabolic Disease
Luca Lotta, Ph.D.
6/1/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1412, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Progression and Subtypes of Prediabetes with Metabolomics Profiling in Starr County Mexican Americans
Jun Goo, Ph.D.
5/5/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: FunSPU: an adaptive multiple functional annotations-based association test of whole genome sequencing data
Peng Wei, Ph.D.
4/28/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Biomarker selection for personalized medicine: Prediction-Oriented Marker Selection (PROMISE)
Soyeon Kim, Ph.D.
4/21/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Emerging Aspects of Personalized Biomedical Data Analysis
Arif Ozgun Harmanci, Ph.D.
4/14/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX




THE 2017 PRECISION MEDICINE DAY

Precision Medicine Day Banner for April 13th 2017 Event



I. CPH Seminar: The UTHealth Biobank and The UT System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium – A Brief Introduction
Jennifer Sanner, Ph.D.
II. CPH Seminar: Biomarkers of Illness Pathophysiology in Patients with Schizophrenia
Olaoluwa Okusaga, Ph.D.
4/7/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Identification genomic variants predispose individuals to thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
Dongchuan Guo, Ph.D.
3/31/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Computationally efficient hybrid rare variant association test for complex study samples
Han Chen, Ph.D.
3/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Visualizing Human Genome in Time and Space
Wenjin "Jim" Zheng, Ph.D.
3/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Extensive cryptic splicing upon loss of RBM17 and TDP43 in neurodegeneration models
Zhandong Liu, Ph.D.
2/24/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Dissection novel genetic elements in cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas
Leng Han, Ph.D.
2/17/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Population-specific imputation of gene expression for pharmacogenomics
Assaf Gottlieb, Ph.D.
2/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Pushing the limits of low coverage WGS for population genomics
Fuli Yu, Ph.D.
2/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Challenges in HTS Data Analysis and Clinical Applications
Yuriy Fofanov, Ph.D.
1/27/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

CPH Seminar: Bayesian modeling and integration for NGS data analysis
Jason Jianhua Xuan, Ph.D.
1/13/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX



THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

The 2016 International conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016) will be held at BioScience Research Collaborative, Houston Texas from DEC 8-10, 2016. The physical address is 6500 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030. Please visit https://www.uth.edu/cph/icibm/ for more information on registration, travel etc.






CPH faculty Dr. Zhongming Zhao received an NCI/NIH R21 grant, entitled “MicroRNA and Transcription Factor Co-regulation in Cancer.” Congratulations!
08/09/2016

CPH welcomes Ms. Smita Saraykar to join as a Research Coordinator II.
8/1/2016

CPH space renovation was complete and we moved to a central place!
7/1/2016

CPH welcomes Dr. Degui Zhi to join as an associate professor. He was an associate professor in University of Alabama at Birmingham before joining us.
7/1/2016

CPH welcomes Dr. Peilin Jia to join as an assistant professor. She was an assistant professor in Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining us.
3/1/2016

Center for Precision Health (CPH) was launched with Dr. Zhao’s arrival to UT SBMI from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
1/1/2016