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Morehouse School of Medicine now part of NIH All of Us Research Consortium
30 August 2017 -

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) said on Tuesday that it has received USD4.45m under NIH 'All of Us' Research Programme, a growing precision medicine initiative with over 25 institutional collaborators across the US and part of the SouthEast Enrollment Center (SEEC) network.

The SEEC is comprised of Morehouse School of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Emory University, and the University of Florida.

Under the All of Us programme, MSM will address health disparities within precision medicine, focusing on enrolment of participants from lower-income, Hispanic and Latino, African American, Native American and rural communities. The programme will gather data from over one million participants within the US to accelerate research, create personalised treatments and design preventative methods based on genomic data.

As part of the All of Us programme, MSM will enroll 1,000 participants complete with medical baseline data and blood samples from Georgia's incredibly ethnically diverse populations, working with the Morehouse Healthcare, Grady Health System and Morehouse Choice ACO, along with partners in the Community Physicians' Network.

This NIH programme will be led by Priscilla Pemu, MBBS, MSCR, FACP, professor of medicine and director of the R-Center Community Based Research Core and the Community Physicians' Network.

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees.