The University of Chicago Center for Personalized Therapeutics was established in 2009.  Led by Dr. Mark J. Ratain, the Center brings together faculty from the basic and clinical sciences to focus on issues raised by progress in our understanding of human genetics: the relationships between genetic variation, disease and drug metabolism and the emerging field of personalized medicine.  It involves researchers working in pharmacology, genetics, informatics, and clinical care, as well as medical education and public policy.

The Center has initiated one of the most important and potentially impactful advances that could occur in medical care today - the routine implementation of genomic knowledge to individualize therapy.