Fighting for Precision Medicine

Dr. Kevin Tracey knows the tragedy of sepsis all too well. Early in his career, he watched as a young baby recovering from burns died overnight from sepsis. No one even knew she had developed the dangerous condition.

Since then, he has made it his mission to reduce the sepsis mortality rate. At theĀ North Shore-LIJ Health SystemĀ in New York, heā€™s lowered the rate by 50 percent. But when he heard a presentation by Paul Bohn andĀ Norm Dovichi of Notre Dameā€™sĀ Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics InitiativeĀ at a Cleveland Clinic Alliance meeting, he believed a betterĀ solution could be around the corner.

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About the Series:

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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September 26, 2015

Health and SocietyScience and TechnologyChemical and Biomolecular EngineeringChemistry and BiochemistryCollege of EngineeringCollege of ScienceDiseaseMedicineNorman DovichiPaul BohnResearch

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