This page provides links to useful background information about precision medicine at UCSF and beyond, as well as fact sheets and downloadable visual resources for media. 

Recent UCSF Reports & Publications

Precision Public Health Summit Report
The report, is a product of the Precision Public Health Summit, held in June 2016. (Download PDF)

Making Precision Socially Precise
Sam Oh, PhD, MS; Marquitta White, PhD, MS; Christopher Gignoux, PhD, MS; Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , Feb. 15, 2016 (Download PDF)

Precision Medicine: Beyond the Inflection Point
Sam Hawgood, MBBS; India Hook-Barnard, PhD; Theresa O’Brien, PhD; Keith Yamamoto, PhD
Science Translational Medicine, Aug. 15, 2015 (Download PDF)

Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Knowledge Network for Biomedical Research and a New Taxonomy of Disease
National Academies Press, 2011
The report, co-chaired by Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, then-Chancellor of UCSF, laid out the vision and roadmap to achieve precision medicine. (View Report

Background Information About Precision Medicine

The White House's Precision Medicine Initiative
Outlines the Precision Medicine Initiative proposed by President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 30, 2015. Includes a description of the initiative, information about the privacy principles being developed, patient stories, and a link to a fact sheet about the initiative.

California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine
In April 2015, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the launch of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM). Hosted by UCSF, this partnership between the state, the University of California, and other public and private entities will help build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to advance precision medicine-oriented data, tools and applications.

UCSF’s Precision Medicine Fact Sheet
(Download PDF)