OSU Coriell Personalized Medicine Project
The Center for Personalized Health Care at The Ohio State University (CPHC) is working with researchers at the Coriell Medical Institute to better understand the uses of genomic information within personalized medicine to improve a person’s health. This study is called The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (OSUWMC/CPMC®).
The goal of the study is to see whether people receiving personalized health information detailing what common diseases (like diabetes or cancer) they are at risk for will change their health behaviors to prevent those diseases from developing. The study also examines genetic markers that affect how the body reacts to certain medications.
Those who participate in the study get a free personalized health assessment based on various genetic variant test results, family medical history and lifestyle and environmental factors, and involves genetic testing of DNA by a saliva sample. Participants are asked to complete multiple online questionnaires in addition to accessing the online personalized health assessment. The participants’ Ohio State physicians will have access to these reports and will have access to an Ohio State genetic counselor to address any questions or concerns.
To qualify for this study you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and have been diagnosed by a medical professional with hypertension (high blood pressure) or systolic congestive heart failure.
- Attend informed consent session to learn more about the study and sign a consent form
- Have a valid, private e-mail address (non-business e-mail)
- Be willing to provide a saliva sample for genetic testing
- Be willing to complete online health questionnaires and periodic follow-up surveys
For more information contact the CPHC at 614-366.3410, or email Gina Dudzik.