NIH Begins Beta Test of Million Patient Cohort

10 June 2017 Personalized Medicine Bulletin Blog
Authors: Antoinette F. Konski

The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the “All of Us research program. Initially branded as the “Precision Medicine Initiative®” Cohort Program, “All of Us” will be the largest health and medical research program on precision medicine.

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment and care for all of us.

The program follows and is built upon recommendations from a Precision Medicine Working Group organized by the NIH to develop a framework for the program for collecting, protecting, and analyzing medical data collected from volunteers. The program will start small and gradually expanded to more than 100 sites nationally during the beta phase.

Presently, enrollment in the program is by invitation only with enrollment to be expanded at partner sites at different times. Citizens that receive care at a participating a health care provider organization may be contacted to participate as a beta tester. Interested individuals can subscribe for email updates on the program at https:://www.joinallofus.org/.

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