CHHS Nursing Professor Appointed to Precision Medicine Group

CHHS Nursing Professor Appointed to Precision Medicine Group

School of Nursing faculty Chrissy Dodson was recently appointed to the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, a precision medicine group. Chrissy is one of only two nurses that are members of this international group. 

CPIC is an international group of researchers, pharmacists, physicians and laboratory liaisons. It is funded by NIH and is a collaborative initiative between Stanford University and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Over 180 CPIC members from 19 countries participate to develop tools to facilitate clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics, primarily by developing freely available, peer-reviewed, updatable and detailed gene/drug clinical practice guidelines.

The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium was formed as a shared project between PharmGKB and the Pharmacogenomics Research Network. Members review published research related to pharmacogenetics and create guidelines which are peer-reviewed and published as well as having a simultaneous posting to PharmGKB with supplemental information/data and updates.

Clinicians who have a background in pharmacogenetics are eligible for membership. CPIC’s goal is to address some of the barriers to implementation of pharmacogenetic tests into clinical practice.