PMI Outreach and Education

This focus is aimed at building health literacy, competency and awareness about personalized medicine in South Florida patient and provider populations.

A model is the hospital’s Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases. This center hosts genetic screening and biobanking recruitment events to support identification of those who may be carriers of Jewish genetic diseases and provide counseling and support.

Nicklaus Children's Health System is a Continuing Medical Education provider accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The health system sponsors several regularly scheduled series and yearly conferences at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and in the community.

PMI Video Resources

What is Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing?

Our Nicklaus Children's researchers explain how Whole Genome Sequencing helps patient families uncover the source of genetic disorders.

What is the Personalized Medicine Biobank?

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital biobank and tissue repository is an essential resource for personalized medicine research efforts, enabling the study of both health and disease over time. The Biobank collects samples and health information from volunteers, regardless of health history. Once a participant becomes part of the Biobank, he or she contributes to ongoing health research. We partner with Sanford Health, a national leader on specimen storage, management and integration with participant health information.

What is the Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI)?

The Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) involves a comprehensive approach to tailoring medical management to each specific child’s individual characteristics, needs and preferences at all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.

Talkin' Kids Health: Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative

Learn about the Personalized Medicine Initiative, with Katherine Schain, board certified genetic counselor at Nicklaus Children's.