Foundations in Personalized Health Care [MDCRC6150] Course and CME


Course Description

Foundations in Personalized Health Care is a survey course designed to introduce students to many facets of this emerging field. This course will review the fundamental elements of personalized health care, discuss relevant case studies of preventive and therapeutic applications of personalized health care, and explore future developments. Students will also have the opportunity to devise ways in which personalized health care can be advanced locally, nationally and globally. This course is open to students outside the MSCI program and can be approved as an elective in other degree programs.

Course number:  MDCRC 6150
Credit hours:
Spring 2013
Day: Monday
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Room: HSEB 4100B
Prerequisites:  None
AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For registration assistance and permission codes please contact Meghan Lynch at 801-581-3623 or

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Logan (, Program Director with the UU Program in Personalized Health Care.

Joshua Schiffman, MD
Education Director, Program in Personalized Health Care
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Medical Director, High Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic,
Huntsman Cancer Institute/Primary Children's Medical Center
University of Utah

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  1. January 7: Introduction to Personalized Health Care(PHC) Video Link
  2. January 14: Ethical and Legal Issues in PHC Video Link
  3. January 28: Human Genetics in Medicine Video Link
  4. February 4: Examples of PHC I Video Link
  5. February 11: Examples of PHC II Video Link
  6. February 25: Personalized Risk Assessment and Prevention Video Link
    • Genetic Counselor Role in PHC Wendy Kohlmann, MS, CGC (Genetic Counseling Shared Resource; Huntsman Cancer Institute)
    • FHx and Inherited Cancer Screening Randall Burt, MD (Medicine; Huntsman Cancer Institute)
    • FHx in Maternal-Fetal Medicine Michael Varner, MD (OB-GYN/Maternal Fetal Medicine; Personalized Health Care)
  7. March 4: Pharmacogenomics Video Link
  8. March 18: PHC Diagnostics Video Link
  9. March 25: Informatics for PHC Video Link
  10. April 1: Utah -- Applying Data to Discovery Video Link
  11. April 8: Institutional Support of PHC Video Link
  12. April 15: Economics of PHC Video Link
  13. April 22: Emerging Healthcare Models for PHC Video Link
  14. April 29: Future of PHC  -- Panel Discussion Video Link
    Larry Meyer, MD, PhD
    Diana Brixner, RPh, PhD
    Steve Bleyl, MD, PhD
    Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
    Joshua Schiffman, MD


CME Notes:

Accreditation: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation Statement: The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO./AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S Presidents Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).

2012 course sylabus and videos