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Emory: ‘All of Us’ Research Program Tops 1,300 Participants at Emory

Emory University, which is part of the SouthEast Enrollment Center (SEEC) of All of Us — a nationwide research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health — has now enrolled more than 1,300 participants since its launch last year, primarily Emory staff, faculty, students and patients. The Emory section of the research study is being conducted at three clinical locations – cardiology clinics in the Emory Clinic, outpatient clinics at Emory University Hospital, and in an Emory clinic in downtown Decatur, Georgia.

Emory’s All of Us program is led by Dr. Michael Zwick, assistant vice president for research in Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center along with Dr. Alvaro Alonso, from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, and Emory School of Medicine faculty Dr. Greg Martin, Dr. Arshed Quyyumi  and Dr. Andrew Post.

“We wish to raise awareness and encourage everyone to participate in All of Us,” says Dr. Alonso. “Participants are contributing to the future development of new precision medicine treatments for disease. In addition, they receive access to their own data, which might be interesting to them.”

On national level, All of Us has now enrolled more than 100,000 participants in a historic effort to advance individualized disease prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. The goal is to enroll 1 million or more participants nationally.

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