NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

 Image via the National Institutes of Health

Image via the National Institutes of Health

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort through the NIH is now known as the All of Us Program, highlighting and encouraging the reflection of America's diversity as the Program seeks to outfit its million-member precision medicine biobank with a representative swath of the varying demographics and socioeconomic situations of America's population. 

"Researchers will use data from the program to learn more about how individual differences in lifestyle, environment and biological make-up can influence health and disease. By taking part, people will be able to learn more about their own health and contribute to an effort that will advance the health of generations to come." (NIH Press Release)

The transparent and collaborative research environment will serve as a broad resource for investigators as they research cancer, chronic diseases and other conditions. It will require strong community support and patient engagement; please visit the article below for more information on this exciting program for personalized medicine.