Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine (formerly known as the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine or PCPGM) is a division of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care system founded by Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital, both Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the largest independent hospital recipients of National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding in the United States.
Partners Personalized Medicine was founded in 2001 by Partners HealthCare and Harvard Medical School (HMS) as the Harvard-Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics. The center was launched before completion of the Human Genome Project as an early commitment to, and in recognition of, the potential for genomic knowledge to dramatically improve health care. This mission, to better understand and harness the unique genetic and genomic makeup of individuals to improve their health, continues today.
As a part of the Partners HealthCare system, and through its affiliation with Harvard Medical School, Partners Personalized Medicine is uniquely positioned to leverage the talent and resources of Partners HealthCare system and impact the research and clinical activities of one of the largest and most transformative health care systems in the country.
Partners Personalized Medicine brings together scientists, clinicians, genetic counselors and information scientists from Partners hospitals and Harvard Medical School who collaborate to:
- Advance our collective understanding of the role of genetics in disease origin and treatment, and
- Apply personalized medicine in the clinical setting to make care more effective and affordable
In this way, the Partners Personalized Medicine plays a crucial role in helping to ensure that the Partners HealthCare system fulfills its mission of delivering high quality and efficient patient care, advancing clinical care through research discoveries, and educating the next generation of scientists and care givers who can bring that care to our local and global community.
Better, With You
Partners Personalized Medicine comprises four areas that work together and with you to provide you with industry leading personalized medicine services:
The investigative and clinical work of Partners Personalized Medicine is backed by a world-class, information technology infrastructure that includes GeneInsight Suite® and GIGPAD. These and other applications developed by and utilized by the division are critical to managing the data intensive and rapid pace of genetic testing and research.
Partners Personalized Medicine has a long history of being pioneers in the field. Explore the milestones.Tour the timeline