The pursuit of precision medicine is an inherently collaborative effort, requiring access to large data sets and to diverse technologies and expertise. One of the major goals of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine is to foster such collaborations by supporting demonstration projects that leverage the State's expansive and diverse research and clinical expertise and other resources from public and private partners, including high tech capabilities and patient engagement efforts.


Fall 2015
First Projects Funded
CIAPM funded two groundbreaking demonstration projects that used state-of-the-art genomic analyses to better diagnose children with cancer and critically ill patients with infectious disease, respectively. Both projects were awarded supplemental funding in 2017.
Winter 2017
Second Round of Projects Launch
CIAPM launched an additional six demonstration projects that used mobile technology, cutting-edge genetic sequencing, integration of health data, advanced image analysis and clinical support tools to advance precision medicine in California.
Summer 2018
Cancer Disparities RFP Announced
CIAPM's third RFP focused on reducing cancer disparities, specifically in Latinx communities. The selected projects launched in Summer 2019.
Fall 2019
ACEs RFP Announced
In partnership with California's first-ever Surgeon General, CIAPM announced funding for demonstration projects that address Adverse Childhood Experiences with a Precision Medicine approach.
Summer 2021
ACEs Projects Launch
Seven project teams from Northern and Southern California were awarded over $20 million.

Completed Projects

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Megan Varvais
Megan Varvais is the Communication Specialist for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. She coordinates CIAPM's web content.