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All of Us Research Program Celebrates First Year

All of Us Research Program Celebrates First Year

The University of Alabama at Birmingham launched the Southern Network of the All of Us Research Program one year ago, on May 6, 2018. Since then, the network has enrolled 7,111 participants in this historic initiative.

All of Us, spearheaded by the National Institutes of Health, is a national program to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment and care for all of us. The overall aim nationally is to enroll 1 million or more volunteers and oversample communities that have been underrepresented in biomedical research to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind.

UAB heads the Southern Network, comprising Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

“The Southern Network is one of the largest in the All of Us Research Program and provides an opportunity to engage the diverse communities in our region,” said Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., UAB’s chief genomics officer. “Our enrollment efforts have gained major momentum over the past year, especially as more and more of our partner sites have come online.