Starting July 1, Gundersen Health System has partnered with the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve health.
“The All of Us Research Program aims to change the face of medical care from ‘one size fits all’ to one that takes into account our individual differences. It is one of the most ambitious projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health,” said Murray Brilliant, Ph.D., lead investigator for All of Us Wisconsin and director of Marshfield Clinic Research Institute’s Center for Precision Medicine Research. “Our vision for All of Us Wisconsin is to offer the opportunity to join this program to the entire state. People who join will be our partners in research and their representation will help future research for people who share their same medical risks, advancing health care research for all of us.”
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple–to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million or more people to lead the way to provide the types of information that can help researchers create individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all. Partnering with Gundersen Health System is one step toward improving health care for generations to come in Wisconsin.
The All of Us Research Program is a momentous effort to advance precision medicine. Gundersen Health System joined the Wisconsin consortium led by Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
“Participation in this first-of-a-kind research program places Gundersen Health System in the middle of the transition of medicine from remedial to preventive in the application of precision medicine,” says Julio Bird, M.D., director of Medical Research for Gundersen Medical Foundation. “Identifying associations between genetic makeup and disease processes will allow us to develop preventive strategies for earlier identification and treatment of disease."
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This work is supported by the All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, under award number OT2OD026555.
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