Louisville Welcomes NIH’s Landmark Precision Medicine Research Effort

February 26, 2019

 

 

Ambitious effort to enroll 1 million people to accelerate research and improve health

 

 

Louisville, KY - This week (Thursday, February 28, until Sunday, March 3, 2019), the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program, will be visiting Louisville. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.

 

All of us are unique, but today we live mostly in an era of ‘one-size-fits-all’ medicine,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “I’m alive today because of precision medicine and I think everyone deserves that same opportunity no matter the color of your skin, your economic status, your age or your sex or gender. In other words, it will truly take all of us.”

 

The NIH’s All of Us Journey is being hosted in Louisville by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), Americana World Community Center, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library at the University of Louisville, and the National Baptist Convention USA.

 

All of Us 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. These efforts include building trust among populations historically underrepresented in research. 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.

 

“We are bringing the All of Us Research Program directly to people all across the country as part of our ongoing work to increase the inclusion of all communities in clinical and biomedical research. We are proud to be one of the hosts of the All of Us Journey in Louisville to help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

 

Louisville’s community can visit the All of Us Journey at the following locations:

 

Thurs, Feb 28th & Fri, March 1st (9am to 3pm daily)

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville - 500 S. Preston StreetLouisville, KY 40292

 

Saturday, March 2nd (10am to 3pm)

National Alliance for Hispanic Health at Americana Community Center - 4801 Southside DriveLouisville, KY 40214

 

Sunday, March 3rd (1pm to 5pm)

National Baptist Convention, USA At Hill Street Baptist Church - 2203 Dixie HwyLouisville, KY 40210

 

To learn more about the program, please visit JoinAllofUs.org/juntos. You can also follow us on social media using the hashtags #JoinAllofUs or #ParticipaEnAllofUs.

 

Contact:

Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health – emg@healthyamericas.org

 

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