Advancing Research into Precision Medicine

Advancing research into precision medicine

The Medical College of Wisconsin and two state partners collectively have been awarded $5.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement in Wisconsin the All of Us Research Program to benefit communities across the US.

MCW, the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will partner with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and regional Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to aid in engagement and recruitment of research participants. These collaborative efforts will form a virtual statewide integrated delivery network.

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 biological makeup, 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. The partners will cover 173 clinics, 13 hospitals and five FQHCs, and the BloodCenter will educate and engage its thousands of blood donors for potential involvement in the program.

The goal of the NIH All of Us Research Program is to gather health data from more than 1 million people living in the US.

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