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Take part in research for All of Us

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Want to take part in the largest, most diverse national health study ever? The National Institutes of Health has opened enrollment for All of Us—an effort to advance health care for people of all backgrounds.

Volunteers 18 and older can join the more than 60,000 participants who have already enrolled. The aim is to enlist 1 million or more volunteers. The study will look at personal characteristics of participants, including home, work, family life, and mental health. Some will be asked to provide information from wearable devices, which can be used to track blood pressure, heart rate, sleep cycle, and exercise. Volunteers may also be asked to give blood and urine samples that could help reveal how environmental threats—like toxins and air pollution—activate genes that cause disease.

Personal information will be coded for anonymity, and volunteers can choose which tests and surveys to participate in. The information gathered will create a huge database that scientists can use to explore why people get sick or stay healthy.

Dr. Alvaro Alonso, Rollins epidemiology faculty member, is on the team leading Emory’s participation in the study. To join, go to allofus@emory.edu or call 404-778-1284.

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