Phillips named as Member of National Academy of Medicine Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, has joined the National Academy Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health, which has been a leading voice in discussions with key stakeholders about the implementation of genomics and precision health.

The Roundtable brings together diverse voices to encourage innovation and actions that foster the wide adoption of and equitable access to the benefits of genomics and precision health. Their vision is to realize the full potential of health for all through genomics and precision health. Their current work focuses on driving innovation, spurring adoption, driving equity, and shaping the policy dialogue about genomics and precision health.

The March Roundtable meeting is discussing new Roundtable initiatives, partnerships for workforce diversity, and the role of the National Academies in the new Presidential Administration.

Phillips is a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a health services and policy researcher and health economist, and the founding director of the TRANSPERS Center (Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine).

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.