The Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library Outreach Council, along with several other Detroit partners, will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey bus — a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program. As part of its national tour, the bus will be at the Detroit Public Library on June 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The exhibit will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 12 p.m., Wayne State School of Medicine Associate Professor and Director of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Angela M. Trepanier will give a lecture and Q&A called “Five Ways Genetic Counseling May Improve Your Family’s Health.” Throughout the day there will fun family activities, food, library art tours, a photo booth and music from WJLB’s DJ Dr. Darrius.
All of Us aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs through NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The goal of precision medicine is to find ways to make health care more tailored to each person based on their individual differences. All of Us is asking 1 million or more volunteers to share different types of health and lifestyle information. Some participants will be asked to provide blood and urine samples and to give physical measurements, such as height and weight.
The program is open to everyone, both healthy and sick, from all communities. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, All of Us will create a research resource to inform thousands of studies covering a wide range of health conditions. This information could help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments and improve health for generations to come.
To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, please visit JoinAllofUs.org.