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 (NIPM) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is working to improve individual and systemic health care through translational clinical scientific research, education and workforce training, commercialization of technologies, and job creation.

Director's Statement

Learn more about the institute in this statement from the director of the NIPM.


The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine reports to the vice president of Research and Economic Development. The institute is managed by an executive director. Two advisory boards are advisory to the executive director. NIPM faculty and staff report to the executive director.

Organizational Chart

Advisory Board

NIPM UNLV Advisory Board (UAB)
Name Unit Title
Mary S. Croughan School of Nursing Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Barbara Atkinson School of Medicine Dean
Carl Reiber Provost Office Vice Provost
Shawn Gerstenberger School of Community Health Sciences Dean
Stan Smith College of Sciences Dean
Zachary Miles Office of Economic Development Executive Director
Joe Lombardo Supercomputing Institute Director
James Timmins Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine / Office of Economic Development Business Development Officer
NIPM External Advisory Board (EAB)
Name Organization Title
Jeffery Cummings, MD Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Director
Patrick Burke Myriad Genetics Vice President of Emerging Products
Jerome Rotter, MD University of California, Los Angeles Director, Department of Pediatrics
Gabe Rudy Golden Helix VP Product Management and Engineering