Recruiting a million people to advance precision medicine, Feb. 14

Creating the right health approaches and care for the right person is called precision medicine. Getting the right information to make that happen is the goal of the All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health

On Feb. 14, OHSU will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program — part of the precision medicine initiative announced by President Barack Obama in his January 2015 State of the Union address.

All of Us traveling exhibit

Mac Hall fountain
Marquam Hill campus
Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The All of Us tour team will be onsite to walk providers, researchers and the public through the traveling education center, answer questions and enroll participants. Providers will find study information and materials for recruiting volunteers. Researchers can talk with the tour team about the study protocol and the kinds of data that the study will make available. As a host of the tour, OHSU is among the first locations to offer enrollment in the research program.

The All of Us Research Program will combine health-related information from one million or more diverse participants, providing the scale and scope to for research for a wide range of diseases. A cohort of this size will have the statistical power to detect associations between genetic and environmental exposures and a wide variety of health outcomes. Outcomes of research could include novel prevention and screening strategies, earlier and more precise diagnoses and new and more rational use of therapies.

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