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Ph.D., R&D Manager, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Cuiping is a R&D manager associated with VA Palo Alto. She assists genomics research in the Million Veterans Program, helping to build computational solutions to process and analyze tens of thousands of exomes and genomes. Prior to joining VA, she did her postdoctoral study in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.


Million Veteran Program Builds a Mega-biobank for Human Disease Research
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, serving 8.8 million Veterans each year. Built on top of its longitudinal electronic health record, the Million Veteran Program (MVP) aims to construct a mega-biobank and a large database consolidating their genetic, military exposure, health, and lifestyle information. In August 2015, MVP marked its milestone of 500,000th voluntary enrollment, enabling numerous human health and disease research that are to inform precision medicine for patient care.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Precision medicine centers are now an integral part of research and medical institutions. However, they face many challenges as they integrate enabling-technology platforms to achieve throughput goals, build biological repositories, analyze data, or enable translational research. This session will reveal some of the challenges, solutions, observations and best practices that a number of these centers encounter.

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