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Manchester pharmacogenomics students volunteer at Patients Choice Laboratories

Manchester University students from the master’s degree program in pharmacogenomics are volunteering at Patients Choice Laboratories, an independent clinical laboratory in Indianapolis, to support molecular testing, including COVID-19.

The voluntary program provided by Patients Choice Laboratories offers students the opportunity to use their knowledge and learn new skills in the setting of a clinical laboratory.

“The molecular biology aspects of COVID-19 testing are similar to those used in pharmacogenomics,” said W. Thomas Smith, dean of Pharmacy Programs at Manchester. Pharmacogenomics studies the relationship between an individual’s genes and their response to medications.

“Our students jumped at a chance to use their skills and knowledge to make a difference,” Smith said.

“Patients Choice is excited about partnering with Manchester University students in an effort to bring industry and academia together,” said Brad Moss, president of Patients Choice Laboratories. “The partnership offers students in-depth experience into the clinic laboratory setting which will enrich an already rigorous curriculum at MU.”

For the media

W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D. or 260-470-2668

Dave Kisor, Manchester director of pharmacogenomics,

Brad Moss, president, Patients Choice Laboratories
Phone: 317-850-9384
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April 2020