The Power of Statewide Collaboration
The collaborative efforts of two Wisconsin NIH funded CTSA partnering entities results in a $5,360,832 National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) All of Us Research grant that will benefit communities across the state of Wisconsin and the country.
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Medical College of Wisconsin will partner with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and regional Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to aid in engagement and recruitment of research participants. The All of Us Research Program is an ambitious nationwide effort to advance research into precision medicine, an approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person. The Wisconsin awardees will use their collective resources to enroll interested individuals and gather health information to help researchers understand how these factors can help determine how to best prevent or treat disease. Researchers will use data from the program for studies on a variety of health conditions, to learn more about the impact of individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological makeup. The goal of the NIH All of Us Research Program is to gather health data from more than one million people living in the U.S., from a wide-range of communities.
An important scientific goal of All of Us is to help doctors and patients learn how best to share and use the novel and powerful health information. Read more about this exciting collaboration here. For more information on the All of Us research program, visit the website today.