Posted by Priscilla Thain on Dec 17, 2018
Marje Murray, December 10 speaker from All of Us Wisconsin.
 
All of Us Wisconsin, launched in 2015, is an NIH Precision Medicine Initiative. Its mission is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all. It is an approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variables in lifestyle and environment. The plan is to deliver the largest biomedical data set ever that is easy, safe and free to access.

It attempts to change the faces of medical research. Up to now, most studies are done on white men. Now we must include underrepresented peoples, with at least 40% from underserved groups. The program will reflect the rich diversity of America. The approved protocol is to survey people, getting their physical measurements, blood pressure, BMI, heart rate, blood and urine samples.

This is an opportunity to fight disease, especially for the health of future generations and ensure that your own community is included in the studies.

Our thanks to Marje Murray for her work on the future of healthcare and for her presentation.