All of Us Program Leaps Forward, Diversifying Precision Medicine Research


An ambitious national precision medicine effort—the All of Us Research Program—is on track to enroll at least one million people in the US. Shared data from the program promises to accelerate biomedical research and improve health.

“The All of Us Research Program is an amazing opportunity to bring together the communities we serve and our research community to advance health,” said David Goldstein, director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

As of August 2019, more than 170,000 people enrolled in the program, submitting their health data and DNA. More than 80% of participants belong to groups that are underrepresented in medical research. And New Yorkers make up a large portion of both the overall participant pool and its diversity.

Goldstein, one of the All of Us principal investigators, discusses how the program will benefit New Yorkers—and what local researchers can gain from Columbia’s leadership in the country’s signature biomedical research effort. Learn more.

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