“All of Us” Works to Advance Treatment and Care for People of All Backgrounds
Priscilla E. Pemu, Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center and Community Physicians’ Network; and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
(Atlanta, GA, Wednesday, July 11, 2018) – Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA has been selected as a partner in the National Institutes of Health’s prestigious All of Us Research Program.
- The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
- The overall mission is to enroll one million or more community volunteers and oversample communities that have historically been underrepresented in research to build one of the world’s largest and most diverse data resources of its kind.
- If participants decide to enroll, they’re asked to share different types of health and lifestyle information, through online surveys and electronic health records (EHRs), which will continue to be collected over the course of the program.
- At different times over the coming months and over the next ten years, some participants will be asked to visit a local partner site to provide blood and urine samples and to have basic physical measurements taken, such as height and weight.
- In the future, researchers can use this information collected to conduct thousands of health studies.
People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll. All of Us also seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners to inform the program’s directions, goals and responsible return of research information. Participants will be able to access their own health information, summary data about the entire participant community and information about studies and findings that come from All of Us.
To learn more about the program and how to join, please visit https://www.JoinAllofUs.org.