The Center for Sustainable health (CSH) was established in 2009 at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute thanks to the generous financial support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
Originating as the Partnership for Personalized Medicine (PPM), CSH began as a three-way collaboration among the Translational Genomics research institute (TGen), one of the world’s leading genomic centers; the Fred hutchinson Cancer research Center, an internationally prominent transdisciplinary research institute; and the Biodesign Institute, a “bio-inspired” transdisciplinary research center located at Arizona State University. The Center for Sustainable health is now located at the Biodesign institute. Our Chief Scientist is Dr. Lee Hartwell, who is the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine, the former President of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Michael Birt is Center Director and the Founding Executive Director of the Pacific Health Summit.
The Partnership for Personalized Medicine brought together broad expertise in health economics, clinical research and management, biorepositories, literature and patent searches, regulatory approvals, as well as extensive collaborations with the leading biomarker technology centers in the world.
Since its establishment in August 2009, the Center for Sustainable Health has been actively engaged in fulfilling the original PPM mission to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs.