The Department of Genomics & Precision Medicine

The Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine (formerly the Department of Integrative Systems Biology) is a basic science department within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).

The 35 primary faculty of the Department are located at Children’s National Health System, within the Research Center for Genetic Medicine.  About half of faculty are physician/scientists.  Faculty come from many clinical and basic research subdisciplines, forming a synergistic group that shares the focus of improving the health of children in the D.C. region, and worldwide. 

Faculty within the Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine work closely with other Departments at GW SMHS, and other Centers at Children's National Health System.  Prospective Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to apply to the GWIBS program, and the Systems Biology concentration within the Molecular Medicine track.

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Systems & Disorders

The Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine faculty focus on the most common health problems of metropolitan D.C. children associated with health disparities (see links for Asthma, Inactivity and Obesity), as well as an international referral site for specific less common inherited diseases of children (see links for Muscular Dystrophy, Urea Cycle, and Brain and Spinal Cord). 

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Core Services

The Department of Genomics and Precision Medicine and Research Center for Genetic Medicine host a series of regional and national core facilities.  The goal of these core facilities is to facilitate research in many remote laboratories, through application of specialized technologies and expertise to investigators’ projects.