In honor of national “DNA Day” on April 25, UW-Madison students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to enroll in the historic All of Us Research Program, on campus, to help speed up health research in Wisconsin and beyond.
The All of Us Research Program at UW-Madison, which is part of a Wisconsin consortium, including Marshfield Clinic, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, is one of several sites actively recruiting and enrolling participants into the program with the goal of reaching 1 million or more nationwide. The goal is to build the largest health database of its kind in an effort to explore how lifestyle, environment and biological makeup affect health and disease. The program officially launched in May 2018.
“It’s incredible how far this initiative has progressed in a year’s time,” said Dr. Beth Burnside, co-principal investigator, All of Us-UW. “There’s a lot of work yet to be done, but our UW engagement and enrollment teams are excited about the response the program has received on- and off-campus. We’re looking forward to engaging with even more UW colleagues and students.”
Those who are interested in learning more about and/or enrolling in the program on April 25 should come to the School of Education Building, Room 198, between 10 am and 4 pm. Free food and drinks will be provided. Full participants will be asked to share their electronic health record (EHR), answer health and lifestyle questions through online surveys, have physical measurements taken and submit samples of blood (or saliva) and urine. Enrollees receive $25 upon completion.
“We view this program as an exciting opportunity to create a healthier future for everyone,” said Dr. Dorothy Farrar Edwards, co-principal investigator, All of Us-UW. “We hope the UW community will continue to join us in this important research effort.”
For more information about the program, visit AllofUs.wisc.edu; email email@example.com or call 888-294-2661.