The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) at UNLV is working to improve individual and community health in Nevada through research and technology commercialization, education, and workforce training.
Modern healthcare relies largely on an expensive "one-size-fits-most model for diagnosis and treatment that often fails to account for biological differences between people. Personalized medicine is different. Your unique genetic makeup — your DNA — already encodes the blueprint for effective treatment and disease prevention.
NIPM will help move Nevada from the trial-and-error medicine of today to the data-driven decision-making of tomorrow by decoding genomes to predict disease susceptibility, sift through treatment options, and fine-tune drug dosages to minimize adverse effects and help Nevadans lead longer and healthier lives.
The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine is the only established NIH-endorsed Center of Excellence in Nevada to accelerate the adoption of advanced genomics for the entire state healthcare systems. We will accomplish this through community outreach, independent clinical research and genetic testing, and education and training for expanded Nevada job creation.
Learn more about the institute in this statement from the director of the NIPM.