Precision Medicine Resource (PMR)

The Precision Medicine Resource (PMR) supports both discovery and implementation science and heavily utilizes interdisciplinary input from basic science researchers, clinicians from all specialties, laboratory medicine scientists, human geneticists, systems biologists, biomedical informaticians and mathematicians, health information technology experts, health educators, and policy makers. Each year PMR funds pilot awards, hosts the "Advances in Precision Medicine" seminar series, Precision Medicine symposia, and special guest lectures, in addition to supporting AllofUs and integration of genomics into EHR initiatives and offering consultations and other services.

Precision Medicine offers the opportunity to increase the effectiveness of health care at reduced cost with improved outcomes, decreased adverse effects, and greater patient satisfaction. Advances in genomics, biomarkers, and information technology now make it possible to realize this goal for an increasing number of clinical indications. PMR seeks to facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment of disease, and ultimately improved maintenance of health through more accurate prediction of disease risk.


PMR provides support through:


  • Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD

    • Co-Director; Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
    Headshot of Wendy Chung, MD, PHD.
  • Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD, MS

    • Co-Director; Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Headshot Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD, MS
  • Ronald J. Wapner, MD

    • Co-Director; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Headshot of Ron Wapner.
  • Gary Miller, PhD

    • Associate Director, Exposomics
  • Sheila M. O’Byrne, PhD

    • Senior Program Manager
  • Dhriti Jagannathan, MS, CGC

    • Program Manager
    Jagannathan, Dhriti

Biobank Leadership and Staff

Danielle Pendrick, Associate Director of the Columbia University Biobank (CUB)

Renu Nandakumar, Biomarkers Lab Director

Alba Espinal, Clinical Research Coordinator

Perla Mendoza, Clinical Research Coordinator

Sebastian Villegas, Clinical Research Coordinator

Cassandra Bell, CRR-Biobank

Simone Thomas, CRR-Biobank

Yeskleiry Thomas, CRR-Biobank

Elias Morel, CRR-Biobank

Pilot Awardees and Fellows