Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Program Director, California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

As the program director for CIAPM, Uta Grieshammer is responsible for overseeing the execution of demonstration projects, organizing workshops and other convening activities, and developing an inventory of precision medicine assets in California. She works with Atul Butte, the principal investigator for CIAPM, and with leadership from UC San Francisco, the Governor’s Office and Office of Planning and Research, and the UC Office of the President to ensure the timely and successful completion of the scope of work for CIAPM. Grieshammer received her PhD in Biochemistry from Boston University. She is a developmental biologist with expertise in stem cell biology and the mechanisms of organ formation. Prior to joining the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF, she served close to eight years as a Science Officer at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency, managing a portfolio of stem cell grants, developing requests for applications and communicating stem cell concepts and clinical advances to diverse audiences.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine is a state-funded effort promoting precision medicine and the impact it has on patient lives, partly through multi-disciplinary, cross-sector demonstration projects. Project leads and other experts will discuss their patient data-based diagnostics and tools, and their vision for broad-ranging improvements to health and healthcare.

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