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IHCC Cohort Spotlight: PRECISE – Singapore National Precision Medicine Programme

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: PRECISE – Singapore National Precision Medicine Programme Singapore’s contribution to precision medicine to shape the future of healthcare and the PRECISE-SG100K study Precision medicine offers an effective means of translating research into more efficient healthcare delivery systems and better health outcomes for populations.  Globally, nations are witnessing an … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: 23andMe

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: 23andMe 23andMe, Inc. pioneered personalized genetics, offering individuals direct access to their genetic information. Beyond providing direct-to-consumer genetic testing services, 23andMe has established a research cohort of over 11 million individuals, fueling scientific advancements and fostering a deeper understanding of human health and genetics. Over 80% of 23andMe … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The PERSIAN Cohort Study

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The PERSIAN Cohort Study The Prospective Epidemiological Research Studies in IrAN (PERSIAN), is the largest, multi-center cohort study in Iran, launched in 2014. The main goal of the PERSIAN Cohort Study is to assess the burden of major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Iran and identify the risk factors … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The Opioid Cohort Consortium (OPICO)

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The Opioid Cohort Consortium (OPICO) Background Opioids are a type of pain-relieving medications that have origins and/or effects similar to opium. Although opioids are commonly used for medical purposes, they can be misused for their euphoric effects and addictive properties. Opioid misuse is a global health crisis, with … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Uganda Genome Resource (UGR)

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Uganda Genome Resource (UGR) Principal Investigator: Prof Segun Fatumo PhD, FHEA The Uganda Genome Resource (UGR) is a well-characterized genomic resource that contains a variety of phenotypic communicable and non-communicable diseases and their risk factors derived from the Uganda General Population Cohort (GPC), a population-based open cohort founded … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: All of Us Research Program

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: All of Us Research Program All of Us Research Program Provides Unprecedented Platform for Health Discoveries Precision medicine effort leverages diverse participant base and robust data to drive new research Written by: Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical and scientific officer of the All of Us Research Program … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Africa Wits-INDEPTH partnership for Genomic studies (AWI-Gen)

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Africa Wits-INDEPTH partnership for Genomic studies (AWI-Gen) Prof Michele Ramsay (co-PI for the first 5 years: Prof Osman Sankoh) The Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium (H3Africa) (https://h3africa.org/) has made a fundamental contribution to enhancing genomics research and bioinformatics training across the continent. It supports cohort research, … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Generation Victoria (GenV)

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: Generation Victoria (GenV) PIs: Prof Melissa Wake MBChB MD, Prof Richard Saffery PhD, Prof Sharon Goldfeld MBBS PhD  Modern ‘mega’ cohorts, such UK Biobank, are transforming how policy and practice questions are addressed for older adults. The new Generation Victoria (GenV) Cohort 2020s is aiming to achieve this … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The Estonian Biobank

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: The Estonian Biobank PI: Prof. Andres Metspalu, M.D., Ph.D. The Estonian Biobank (Est.BB) is an active member of the IHCC and has a current cohort size of more than 200,000 individuals. Est.BB is part of the international biobanking community and is a founding member of other consortia like … Read more

IHCC Cohort Spotlight: ELSA-Brasil

IHCC News and Events IHCC Cohort Spotlight: ELSA-Brasil The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Health (“Estudo Longitudinal da Saúde do Adulto” – ELSA-Brasil) has been part of the IHCC since its inception. Prof. Paulo Lotufo, full professor of the University of São Paulo Medical School and Bernard Lown Scholar, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, … Read more