The goal of the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine (TCAG2M) is to apply genetics and genomic biology to improve healthcare delivery for the people of Arizona. TCAG2M supports outstanding translational and clinical research into the etiology of disease, and the development of new approaches to manage these conditions in the clinic. To achieve this goal, TCAG2M has created divisions in cancer genetics, cardiopulmonary genetics, genetic consultation and counseling, community engagement, genome technologies and innovation, pharmacogenomics, and population genetics to advance our translational and clinical agenda.
The Center is headquartered at University of Arizona Health Sciences and is tightly connected to the health science colleges in Tucson and Phoenix, as well as various colleges and core facilities throughout the University. TCAG2M facilitates precision health at the University of Arizona through several key ways:
- Bringing clinicians and researchers together to foster collaborative research programs.
- Sponsoring regular seminars to inform researchers, students, clinicians and the public about recent advances in precision health.
- Support for educational programs in genetic counseling.
- Encouraging strong core facilities to foster genetics and genomics research, including the University of Arizona Genetics Core and the University of Arizona Biorepository.
- Working with industry leaders to advance precision health research at the University of Arizona