By Rachel Roberts French
TYLER, Texas (February 24, 2022) — The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are calling on East Texans to participate in the All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research Program is the largest of its kind, focused on speeding up health research to help create a future of healthcare treatments tailored to the individual.
Participants in the program will share basic personal and health information, including access to electronic health records. NIH-approved researchers will be able to access that information from a database to be used for health and disease studies. Experts say that this type of database would provide useful information for thousands of National Institutes of Health studies that could lead to a medical breakthrough or better tailored treatments to keep future generations healthy. All shared information will remain private and secure.
The HSC and NIH are asking for one million or more people to participate. The organization is especially interested in participants from groups that are often underrepresented in health research.
The All of Us Research Project is open to all adults who are 18 years of age or older. To learn more or to register, visit www.joinallofus.org/UTHCT or call
For additional information, contact Rachel French at (903) 752-8640.