Dr. Dunnenberger is Director of Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics in the Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), and leads the various clinical implementation projects within the Center. The goal of these projects is to improve the care and health outcomes of NorthShore University HealthSystem patients through genomics-based strategies with a focus on pharmacogenomics. He joined NorthShore in 2014. Dr. Dunnenberger has co-authored over 30 original publications, including multiple CPIC guidelines. He earned his PharmD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2012. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, and a PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Philip Empey, UPitt
Stuart Scott, Stanford
Pharmacists have long recognized that using unique patient characteristics to guide pharmacotherapy decision-making can improve drug response and mitigate drug-associated risks. Age, weight, and dietary habits were among the first patient-specific characteristics used to individualize pharmacotherapy. As technologies advanced, analytic tools that measure surrogate markers of liver and renal function, together with drug concentrations in biological fluids, were adopted to optimize therapeutic regimens. Cutting-edge genomic technologies are now being integrated into patient care for the selection of targeted therapies and identification of those at increased risk of poor pharmacotherapy outcomes. We’re excited to bring together experts who are advancing pharmacogenomics at scale through cutting edge clinical implementation, research, and education.