The Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP), the University of Granada (UGR) and Roche Farma have created the ‘Chair of Medicine based on the 5Ps’, which is identified with a personalized, predictive, preventive, participatory and population medicine of the future and whose objective is to develop scientific activities and specific projects that promote training, research, dissemination and transfer of knowledge in this field.
The presentation of the chair was held at the headquarters of the Andalusian School of Public Health with the presence of the General Secretary of Public Health, and R+D+i of the Ministry of Health and Consumption, Isaac Túnez, the rector of the University of Granada, Pilar Aranda, the managing director of the Andalusian School of Public Health, Blanca Fernández-Capel, the head of Personalized Medicine at Roche Farma Spain, Teresa Ramos, and the directors of the Chair, María José Sánchez and María José Serrano, among others.
In his speech, the Secretary General for Public Health and R+D+i highlighted “the firm commitment of the Ministry of Health and Consumption to precision medicine, with a Plan implemented to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of personalized way, placing the patient at the center of excellent health care”.
The rector of the UGR has highlighted the importance of biomedical research to achieve personalized medicine, stating that “the study of each pathology and the response of each person to treatments and pathologies is crucial, and to achieve this, public-private collaboration is essential” .
The person in charge of Personalized Medicine at Roche Farma, Teresa Ramos, highlighted that “initiatives such as this chair, which are joined by others such as the Alliances in precision oncology and neurosciences, place Andalusia in the leading group in the development of medicine customized in Spain”.
The managing director of the EASP has indicated that this entity “works for inter-institutional collaboration as a key to advancing in the generation of knowledge, and within this framework this third chair arises.
The directors of the chair have highlighted that “disciplines such as genomics, digital health, and biomedical data management are essential to successfully face the challenge of health systems in the transformation required by personalized, precision, preventive medicine, participatory and population”. “From the Chair that we direct, we want to promote training and research in these matters to help the Health System achieve excellent health care.”