Member Database

Precision Health Membership

What is Precision Health at the University of Michigan?
Precision Health at the University of Michigan is a community of researchers, students, and staff advancing more effective and comprehensive approaches to improving and tailoring health care, from discovery to treatment to implementation. Precision Health actively bridges these areas by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty across the university and providing the tools and resources they need to expand their work. By providing infrastructure and access to data, Precision Health enables researchers to explore ideas previously inconceivable due to obstacles and limitations. With new and emerging Precision Health tools, researchers can focus on and seek funding for more ambitious, innovative projects that impact clinical care.

Why become a Precision Health Member?
As a Precision Health Member, you’ll be connected to hundreds of researchers across a full range of disciplines and from every school on campus. You can access ready tools and data for your research. Precision Health will facilitate, and, in some cases, fund, training and education sessions, as well as planning networking opportunities. As a Member of Precision Health, you will be part of a focused, driven research community whose intent is rich collaboration and the eschewing of departmental and subject matter silos.

Members have exclusive access to:

 

Members have preferred access to:

  • Precision Health’s suite of tools and resources, such as the PH Analytics Platform, which includes the highly sought-after Michigan Genomics Initiative cohort clinical data (70,000+ patients) and electronic health records of more than 4 million unique patients
  • Monthly seminars featuring precision health experts from U-M and beyond
  • Networking events
  • News about Precision Health, events, advances in precision health, and much more
  • Opportunities to present at symposia, seminars, and conferences
  • Funding information for external sources

Membership Criteria and Types

Applicants should be actively and substantially engaged in work that advances the core mission of Precision Health in one of the following areas:

  • Basic science
  • Translational science
  • Clinical research
  • Clinical care
  • Education
  • Social sciences
  • Public policy
  • Health services research
  • Data aggregation and analysis

Faculty Membership

Membership in the Precision Health Collaborative Research Community is available to University of Michigan faculty who meet the following criteria:

Mid-Career and Senior Faculty  

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department** and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint)
  • A track record of independent, first-author research in Precision Health areas of focus as outlined above
  • A record of extramural research support and productivity in the areas of focus listed, and willingness to participate in multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of Precision Health.

Early-Career Faculty

  • An active appointment in a University of Michigan department** and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint)
  • The potential for first-author research and extramural research support in Precision Health areas of focus as outlined above, and willingness to participate in multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of Precision Health

Scholar Membership

Trainees, Students, Postdocs, Residents, Practitioners

  • Must be a University of Michigan graduate student (MS and/or PhD), fellow, resident, or trainee from any school performing research in the area of precision health
  • Must be sponsored by a Precision Health active faculty member
  • Must demonstrate a clear and consistent interest in Precision Health research and/or education by participating in ongoing programs

Affiliate Membership

  • Open to researchers outside the University of Michigan
  • Must be actively engaged in precision health research or project based at the University of Michigan, using Precision Health data or resources
  • Must be sponsored by a Precision Health active faculty member
  • Must demonstrate a clear and consistent interest in Precision Health research and/or education by participating in ongoing programs
  • Membership subject to renewal each year

**Precision Health members maintain their academic appointments in their home departments, not within Precision Health. Sponsored research accrues to and is managed by the members’ home departments.

Membership Term and Renewals

Faculty membership in Precision Health is for three calendar years, subject to repeated renewal. Applications may be submitted at any time, and will be reviewed regularly. Membership renewal will be based upon demonstrated participation in Precision Health activities per the responsibilities noted above for each category of membership.

All other memberships are subject to renewal annually.

Membership Responsibilities

Active members are expected to participate in Precision Health activities and are encouraged to attend or take part in meetings, seminars, or symposia, when possible, as well as participate in networking activities and serve as reviewers for grants competitions.

Examples of activities that personify qualifying participation include:

  • Serving on a committee or workgroup
  • Participating on a precision health-related research team
  • Conducting ongoing scholarly work in the field of precision health, such as current/active grant support, publication, or press coverage
  • Expanding data or access to data available in Precision Health resources
  • Conducting educational outreach or increasing public awareness
  • Securing funding for collaborative initiatives
  • Attending and contributing to Precision Health events (seminars, meetings, etc.)
  • Responding to Precision Health-related inquiries as requested
  • Collaborating with members from other disciplines on Precision Health projects
  • Sharing information about Precision Health activities and opportunities with one’s home department or school
  • Recruiting students, postdocs, residents, fellows, and trainees from one’s home department or school to participate in Precision Health activities
  • Enhancing national and international visibility for Precision Health and identifying new, innovative research and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Collaborating with external businesses on Precision Health-related projects when mutually desired

How to Apply 

Fill out the online application form. Your application will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and a determination of membership based upon the criteria stated above. Notification of your application status is typically made within three to four weeks of application.