California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine Advisory Council

The Newsom Administration is creating a new Precision Medicine Advisory Council to provide high-level guidance to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research on matters relating to the CIAPM program. Members will be selected by the Governor and the Legislature, and will be experts in precision medicine, representing, for example, private industry, patient advocacy and community groups, regulatory affairs, health insurance providers, public policy, venture capital and philanthropy, or academia in the areas of data science, bioinformatics, bioethics, the microbiome, metabolomics, genomics, community engagement, public health, wearable devices, or other relevant fields.

Nominations closed October 4, 2019. Thank you to those who submitted nominations or shared this opportunity with their networks.

General Responsibilities

  • Identifying and recommending research fields, total funding levels, timelines, selection committee members for RFPs, and expert project evaluators
  • Developing strategies to support sustainability of the Initiative, respond to changes in societal needs and opportunities, and stimulate adequate community engagement with CIAPM activities
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on documents including annual legislative reports and project evaluation reports

Membership Logistics

  • The Council will meet at least four times annually in-person.
  • Members will be ineligible to apply for or receive funding as a Principal Investigator from project grants during his or her term of service on the Council, and for one year immediately following his or her term of service on the Council.
  • The Council must comply with, and be subject to, the requirements of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Gov. Code, § 11120 et seq.).


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