Duke Center for Personalized Health Care July 31, 2017

The Duke Center for Research on Personalized Healthcare is currently accepting internship applications for Fall 2017! Fall applications will be accepted through September 5th, 2017. For more information and instructions on applying, click here →

June 5, 2017

Investigator Connor Drake, in collaboration with Durham Technical Community College Instructor Christine Dove and North Carolina Central University Assistant Professor Ruth Phillips, was awarded a 2017 Population Health Improvement Award from the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Read more here→

June 8-9, 2017

Connor Drake and Dr. Sharon Hull will present an implementation manual for Personalized Health Planning in Shared Medical Appointments at the American Association for Medical Colleges (AAMC) Integrating Quality Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

May 24-25, 2017

The first East Coast Precision Medicine World Conference, the 12th PMWC, will be launched at Duke University on May 24-25th. The conference is co-chaired by Dr. Ralph Snyderman, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University, and Dr. Geoff Ginsburg, Director of the Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine. For more information about the conference, click here →

March 19, 2017

Ralph Snyderman discussed personalized health care with Duke’s Health Policy Forum. At this well attended event, Duke undergraduates asked questions about policies affecting our ability to make healthcare more personalized and proactive. Read the chronicle article here→

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The NC CEO Forum’s theme this year is change and innovation in healthcare. Dr. Snyderman will be a featured event keynote speaker, alongside NC Governor Roy Cooper and President, US Pharmaceuticals at GSK Jack Bailey. Read more about this event here →

c0rv_ac0December 28, 2016
The Center published a new piece in NEJM Catalyst, highlighting the need for care redesign to more effectively incorporate precision medicine into clinical care. Read this important piece here→


screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-8-34-04-amNovember 15, 2016
Ralph Snyderman was interviewed by WUNC’s The State of Things. In the interview he describes what brought him to Duke, and gives insights into what it was like to lead the Duke School of Medicine through major transitions.

Listen to the interview→

jama-logoNovember 8, 2016
Caroline Meade, Connor Drake, and Ralph Snyderman published a response to President Obama’s review of progress made by the Affordable Care Act. “The ACA cannot achieve its goal of substantially improving the nation’s health without changes in how care is delivered.”

Read our response here→

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-7-59-41-amNovember 10, 2016
Dr. Snyderman will speak at the Trent Center for Bioethics lecture about his new book: A Chancellor’s Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine. His story illuminates the challenges of transforming a major academic medical center into an integrated health care system, while pioneering a new paradigm of health care widely known today as prospective or   personalized medicine.
View lecture details here →

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman was interviewed by the Duke Chronicle about his new memoir, “A Chancellor’s Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine”.

Read the interview here→


November 1, 2016
Connor Drake will give an oral presentation at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The presentation will highlight mindfulness-based personalized health planning shared medical appointments.
Read About the Annual Meeting Here →

April 5, 2016
AAMC awards School of Medicine $10,000 to support a quality improvement project led by Principal Investigator Dr. Sharon Hull and the Center for Research on Personalized Health Care
Read More Here →

February 29, 2016

PMC_LogoThe Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care is now a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Read More Here →

Personalized Medicine Response

jama-logoFebruary 9, 2016

Dr. Ralph Snyderman, Caroline Meade, and Connor Drake of the Center discuss the value of personalized medicine in a JAMA response.

Read It Here →

Published Work

January 25, 2016

Federal Practitioner publishes a paper on the Center’s work with the VA last year, titled “Personalized Health Planning in Primary Care Settings.”

Read More Here →

Recent Award!

PMWC 2016January 24, 2016
Dr. Ralph Snyderman received the Pioneer Award in January at the 10th Personalized Medicine World Congress in the Silicone Valley.

Visit the award page →

Published Work

November 19, 2015

Ralph Snyderman and Connor Drake publish article in the Journal of Precision Medicine, titled “Personalized Health Care: Unlocking the Potential of Genomic and Precision Medicine”.

Check it out!

November 4, 2015
Center to sponsor Duke undergraduate house course in Spring 2016 titled “Personalizing Health in the 21st Century.”
Read More →

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November 18-19, 2015
Dr. Ralph Snyderman will be speaking at Partners HealthCare‘s Personalized Medicine Conference 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Visit the site →

PMC_LogoOctober 14, 2015
Dr. Ralph Snyderman moderated a panel on Personalized Medicine Throughout the Healthcare Continuum at the 2nd PMC/BIO Solutions Summit in Washington, D.C.
Visit the site →


June 29-30, 2015
Connor Drake and Caroline Meade co-presented a board on the Duke FM SMA study at the North American Primary Care Group‘s 2015 Practice-Based Research Network Conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
Visit the site →

news-laskerMay 19, 2015
Dr. Ralph Snyderman was the inaugural speaker at The Lasker Foundation‘s first “Lasker Lessons in Leadership” Lecture on the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Read about the event →     View the Lecture →

news-AIFebruary 13, 2015
The American Interest publishes the article “Precise But (Not Yet) Personal” by Dr. Ralph Snyderman, about the President’s support of genomics and the future of personalized medicine.
Read more →

news-PMWCJanuary 26-28, 2015
The 2015 Personalized Medicine World Conference – Silicon Valley is held; Dr. Snyderman discusses the future of health care & medicine with former FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg and is interviewed by Dr. Pat Salber.
View PMWC Lecture →     View PMWC Interview →

news-NYTJanuary 10, 2015
The New York Times prints Dr. Snyderman’s letter to the editor in response to Dr. Ezekiel Emanual’s op-ed, “Skip Your Annual Physical.”
Read more →

news-raleighobs 1-24-2014January 24, 2014
The Raleigh News & Observer publishes an editorial by Dr. Snyderman about using personalized medicine to reduce health care costs.
Read more →

news-bravewellNovember 7, 2013
Dr. Snyderman presents at The Bravewell Collaborative‘s 2013 Bravewell Leadership Award Event, as part of the Lectures & Luncheons series “Health and Wellbeing: Integrative Medicine and the Transformation of Healthcare.”
View the lecture →

February 18, 2013
The Huffington Post‘s Healthy Living section publishes an article by Dr. Snyderman about how technology and digitalization can help personalize health care.
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June 13, 2012
The Huffington Post‘s Healthy Living section publishes an article by Dr. Snyderman about inflating health care costs in America, and why personalized medicine may be the answer.
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news-genome:med 4-26-2011April 26, 2011
Dr. Snyderman was featured on, a blog hosted by health care leader and advocate, Mike Magee, MD.
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news-dukemed 1-04-2011January 4, 2011
Dr. Leigh Ann Simmons receives funding from the Duke Center for Personalized Medicine.
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Huffington PostAugust 24, 2009
The Huffington Post‘s Healthy Living section publishes Dr. Snyderman’s article “Making Sense of Health Care Reform.”
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Duke TodayApril 14, 2009
Duke Today publishes an op-ed written by Dr. Snyderman about the United States’ current health status and on “going healthy,” which is later published in the Raleigh News & Observer.
Read more →

ModernHealthcare.comFebruary 17, 2009
An editorial written by Dr. Snyderman about improving our ailing health system and the role of the government is featured on
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news-SFchron 03-25-2005March 25, 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle publishes Dr. Ralph Snyderman’s op-ed on preventative medicine versus reactive medicine.
Read more →