The NextGen Precision Health Initiative at the University of Missouri is changing the face of medicine for the Show-Me-State. Karen Edison is a senior medical director with the university.

Edison says that the Precision Health will impact everyone individually but will focus on diseases that are common in Missouri.

The NextGen Initiative has the collaboration across the four University of Missouri campuses that will make the discoveries possible.

Precision health only works when we bring dozens of researchers from different specialties together.

NextGen researchers are focusing on the biggest health challenges facing Missouri, including heart failure, diabetes and cancer. Networks they have already established will be used to pass on the knowledge gained from NextGen researchers.

Edison wants to point out that the NextGen Precision Health Initiative is more than just the building itself.

Edison encourages everyone to visit the NextGen website to learn more. (www.precisionhealth.umsystem.edu)