‘All of Us’ enrollment expands to UW-Madison School of Nursing

A collaboration between the UW School of Nursing, the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Medicine and Public Health recently expanded on-campus data collection sites for the All of Us Research Program.

“We’re grateful to our partners at the School of Nursing and the Kinesiology Department for their assistance in making space in the Human Exercise Research Core Facility possible,” said Dorothy Farrar Edwards, Co-Principal Investigator, All of Us Wisconsin @ UW. “This option greatly increases our ability to meaningfully engage with and enroll participants in the All of Us program.”

The All of Us Research Program, sponsored by the NIH, aims to enroll 1 million people nationwide in the largest biobank of its kind.  All of Us focuses on precision medicine, which is health care that takes into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biology.

“The Kinesiology Department established this facility where scientists can conduct exercise-related studies and also interact with each other regarding the wide array of variables that are affected by physical activity.” said Gary Diffee, Department of Kinesiology Chair. “We recognize precision medicine is the future of health care.  We’re delighted to play a role in heightening the focus on precision health generally, while advancing the critical mission of All of Us.”

The lab provides another convenient location, along with UW Hospital, for individuals to complete the requirements for participation in the program, including basic physical measurements and submission of blood and urine samples. Upon completion, All of Us participants receive $25.

The lab, which is located on the second floor of Signe Skott Cooper Hall on the UW-Madison campus, is now scheduling appointments for individuals who wish to participate in the All of Us.

“The School of Nursing shares the All of Us Research Program’s emphasis on utilizing precision medicine to improve health outcomes and decrease health disparities,” said Linda Scott, Dean of the School of Nursing. “We very much appreciate this creative partnership to bring visibility to the research program, utilize this state of the art core lab and also lend to a healthier future for residents of Wisconsin and the nation.”

For more information about the All of Us program, including how to participate, visit joinallofus.org.