The National Institutes of Health study, called the All of Us Research program examines DNA and health data from one million people across the U.S.
The UA’s goal is to find 100,000 of the one million people, which is possible through its affiliation with Banner Health.
Dr. Andreas Theodorou, chief education officer for Banner University Medical Group and a principal investigator on the award is quoted in The Arizona Daily Star:
The goal is to change the way we do medical research and the way we look at health prevention and disease treatment. That is why it’s so big and so costly.We hope to keep all those folks who sign up in the system for at least 10 years. It’s important to note that all the data is de-identified — the individual’s identity is separated from the collection of data that will be used by the investigators.
Learn more about the participants and their contributions in The Arizona Daily Star.