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Valerie Schaibley, PhD

Valerie Schaibley, PhD is the Administrator for the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, where she works to advance precision health in the state of Arizona. She received her PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan and worked for several years in industry, developing genetic tests for precision medicine applications.

Recent Blog Posts

DNA autoradiogram in a petri dish
Tags: heart health, long QT syndrome, genetics, medications, environment, lifestyle
Almost every medication we take comes with some side effects. From nausea to headaches, dizziness to fatigue, each time a person pops a pill into their mouth they risk getting one or more of the side effects listed on the side of... (read more)
Pregnant woman with a glass of red wine
Tags: fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol exposure, pregnancy, maternal nutrition, maternal age, poverty, precision medicine, genetics, environment
Precision medicine uses data on an individual's person’s diet, exercise routine, family history, environment, genetics, and more to tailor treatment and prevention of certain conditions to that person’s unique... (read more)
DNA double helix strand
Tags: lung cancer, precision medicine, precision health, genetics, DNA, tumors, EGFR gene, women, asian ancestry
The field of precision medicine has been gaining steam over the past two years. During this period, the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative and the All of Us Research Program have catapulted “precision medicine... (read more)
Tags: prostate cancer, African American men, aging, genetics, vitamin D, UV light, sun
Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men. However, the chance that someone will get prostate cancer depends on a lot of different factors.On average, about 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate... (read more)