Sanford Imagenetics hosts NIH’s ‘All of Us’ exhibit
May 17, 2019 08:12AM
● By MED Magazine
Sanford Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s ‘All of Us Journey,’ a traveling, hands-on exhibit that raises awareness about research.
The exhibit aims to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from more than a million volunteer participants living in the United States. The goal of the NIH program is to accelerate research and improve health.
Sanford Health hosts the exhibit at three venues this spring, starting with an open house from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at Sanford Imagenetics, 22nd Street and Grange Avenue, Sioux Falls. The exhibit will be there until May 31.
It then moves to the Sanford Clinic at 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue in Sioux Falls June 3-7.
From there the exhibit moves to Fargo, North Dakota. Sanford Southpointe Clinic, 2400 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, will host June 11-14. The exhibit will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
“This is a great opportunity for our communities to be represented in this research effort,” said Rochelle Odenbrett, senior executive director with Sanford Imagenetics. “The future of medicine is treatment and prevention tailored to the individual, and this program gets us closer to understanding more about various populations.”
‘All of Us’ seeks to transform the relationship between researchers and participants, bringing them together as partners to inform the program’s directions, goals and responsible return of research information. This includes building trust among populations historically underrepresented in research.
“All of us are unique, but today we live mostly in an era of ‘one-size-fits-all’ medicine,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “I’m alive today because of precision medicine, and I think everyone deserves that same opportunity, no matter the color of your skin, your economic status, your age or your sex or gender. In other words, it will truly take all of us.”
For information, visit JoinAllofUs.org, or use social media hashtags #JoinAllofUs or #ParticipaEnAllofUs.