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Lessons I Learned from My 17 Years as ISB President

Lee Hood co-founded Institute for Systems Biology in 2000, and has served as president of the institution since; on January 1, 2018, he left that role to serve as chief science officer of Providence St. Joseph Health. Here, Hood shares the many lessons he learned from 17 years at the helm of ISB.

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Annual Report 2016

ISB Annual Report: Catalyzing A Revolution

ISB’s compass has always been oriented toward the future. Even when we reflect on the past year for each annual report, it’s always through the lens of what’s on the horizon. We are remarkably consistent in that regard, which is in no small part due to our president Dr. Lee Hood, whose vision is perpetually a decade – at least – ahead of everyone else.

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New Study Identifies Organ-Specific Biomarkers for Acute Liver Injury

ISB scientists recently published a study in the Journal of Proteome Research that presents results from a study on identifying organ-specific blood biomarkers for acute liver injury due to over-exposure to acetaminophen. From the summary: 3 Bullets: Finding organ-specific blood biomarkers for disease that are clinically useful is challenging. New study identifies organ-specific blood biomarkers for acute liver injury caused by over-exposure to acetaminophen. ISB researchers use the powerful, targeted…

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Lee Hood Gives P4 Medicine Talk at University of Michigan

Dr. Lee Hood gave the keynote talk at the 9th Annual Prechter Lecture at the University of Michigan on Nov. 2. Here he speaks about P4 medicine and scientific wellness as it relates to bipolar disease. Link to Video on YouTube  (The talk begins about 40 minutes into the video.)

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Lee Hood: ‘Creative Thinker Who’s Changing the World’

In the November issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine, ISB President Dr. Lee Hood is featured as one of five creative thinkers who are changing the world. Read the article: AlaskaAir_Hood “Hood is using his breakthroughs in the field of systems biology, or the study of how multiple systems in the body interrelate, to create whole new ways to evaluate an individual’s health, both from their genetic background and from other…

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WRF Gifts $2M to ISB to Advance P4 Medicine

PRESS RELEASE from Washington Research Foundation: Sept. 30, 2015, Seattle –– Washington Research Foundation (WRF), which supports groundbreaking technology in the life sciences, physical sciences and information sciences in Washington State, announced today that it will provide the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) with $2 million in funding to bring increased research power to Seattle, and help place this community at the center of the coming transformation of the health…

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Lee Hood to Speak at UK Personalized Medicine World Conference

Dr. Lee Hood will be speaking at the Personalized Medicine World Conference in Oxford, England, on April 17. His talk title: “Catalyzing a Revolution in Healthcare through a Longitudinal, Digital-Age Study of 100,000 Well Individuals” Learn more about the conference program here.

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‘Integrating big data and actionable health coaching to optimize wellness’

The journal BioMed Central Medicine published a commentary by Dr. Lee Hood, Dr. Jennifer Lovejoy, and Dr. Nathan Price on the Hundred Person Wellness Project – phase 1 of the 100K Wellness Project. The article was published on Jan. 9, 2015. ABSTRACT: “The Hundred Person Wellness Project (HPWP) is a 10-month pilot study of 100 ‘well’ individuals where integrated data from whole-genome sequencing, gut microbiome, clinical laboratory tests and quantified…

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ISB’s 100K Project A Top Story on GenomeWeb

By ISBUSA GenomeWeb announces 2014’s top-10 most-read articles on personalized medicine and the article on ISB’s 100K Wellness Project was No. 1. Here’s an excerpt from GenomeWeb’s Jan. 5 story: NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – GenomeWeb readers in 2014 were most interested in a story about a large study investigating why some people remain healthy while others get sick. The top article was about healthcare entrepreneur Leroy Hood’s efforts to advance…

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Around the World with Lee Hood: Helsinki Lecture on 100K Wellness Project

ISB president, Dr. Lee Hood, gave the inaugural talk for the Academic Medical Center Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 11, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. He also received a lecture award. Read about the lecture here.

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Real Simple Magazine Quotes ISB on ‘What Exactly is Wellness?’

Above: Cover of the November 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine A team at ISB has been working on the 100K Wellness Project, which you read about here. The November issue of Real Simple Magazine has a feature story on “What Exactly is Wellness?” It includes a mention of our wellness study and a comment from Dr. Nathan Price, ISB associate director. “Perhaps one reason why wellness programs aren’t yet…

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Xconomy.com Features 100K Project

Xconomy featured an article about the 100K Wellness Project. The article provides an introduction and follows with a Q&A with Dr. Nathan Price, who is Associate Director of ISB. Read the article by Alex Lash, Xconomy.com’s National Biotech Editor: “100K” Marathon: A Decades-Long Health Study Makes Its Business Case

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Lee Hood Receives IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

Dr. Lee Hood received the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology at a ceremony in Amsterdam on Aug. 23, 2014. Please watch a video of his acceptance speech here. IEEE Spectrum Magazine also published an article featuring an interview with Lee: “Medicine’s Next Big Mission: Understanding Wellness” Read article…

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Tracking Cells from Well to Diseased

KUOW's Marcie Sillman and producer Amina Al-Sadi interviewed Dr. Lee Hood about P4 medicine and the 100K Wellness Project. This 29-minute recording is a great conversation about Lee's vision for how to turn healthcare on its head. Listen to the podcast. Learn more about the 100K Wellness Project.  

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ISB’s 2013 Annual Report is Now Available

Institute for Systems Biology has a dizzying breadth of research projects. But when we talk about what we do, it’s how we do it that matters most. The systems approach that we pioneered and exemplify continues to distinguish our ability to tackle the most complex biological and environmental challenges today. Because of how we apply our hallmark collaborative, cross-disciplinary and integrative approach, our collective success is greater than the sum…

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In the News: Lee Hood on the Future of Personalized Medicine

Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, was featured in a cover story for the spring 2014 issue of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Leadership Magazine. He spoke on the future of personalized medicine. “Wellness is not going to emerge out of the current healthcare industry. New thrusts don’t emerge out of old bureaucracies. New approaches emerge out of new institutions that are set up for them.” – Dr. Lee Hood…

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100K Wellness Project article in Clinical Omics written by ISB's Lee Hood and Nathan Price.

100K Wellness Project Article by Lee Hood and Nathan Price in Clinical Omics

The latest press about the 100K Wellness Project is in the May 15 issue of Clinical Omics and features a piece by Dr. Lee Hood, president of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), and Dr. Nathan Price, ISB’s associate director. Read “Promoting Wellness and Demystifying Disease: The 100K Project”

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Genome Medicine featured ISB's Dr. Lee Hood in a series about participatory medicine.

Participatory Medicine Q&A with Lee Hood

Genome Medicine created a participatory medicine series, which was guest edited by Dr. Lee Hood, president of Institute for Systems Biology, and Dr. Charles Auffray, Founding Director of the European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine. You can read the collection of articles on participatory medicine here. It includes an editorial "Participatory medicine: a driving force for revolutionizing healthcare" co-authored by Hood and Auffray that was published in December 2013….

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