NIH All of Us symposium to highlight progress toward building largest, most diverse health research program of its kind

April 29, 2019
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Monday, April 29, 2019

NIH All of Us symposium to highlight progress toward building largest, most diverse health research program of its kind

What: The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health is hosting a special symposium, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us.” Marking one year from the program’s national launch, speakers will identify the building blocks of a meaningful research program, including an engaged and diverse participant community, and forecast the program’s scientific possibilities. Also at the event, the program will introduce the beta version of the All of Us Data Browser, an interactive tool available to the public that provides summary statistics from the program’s growing database, with information from participants’ surveys, physical measurements and electronic health records.


Who: Speakers include:

  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse 


  • Elizabeth Cohn, Ph.D., R.N., Rudin Professor of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York
  • David Glazer, Engineering Director, Verily
  • Deven McGraw, J.D., General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, Ciitizen
  • Ana Pavón, Program Coordinator, PASOs-Midlands
  • Robert A. Winn, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Based Practice; Director, University of Illinois Cancer Center; and Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

When: Monday, May 6, 2019; 10­–11:30 a.m. EDT

Where: Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Building 10), NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland

Please see NIH Visitor Information for a map and details about campus access.

The event also will be streamed via NIH Videocast and Facebook Live.


Members of the press interested in attending should contact Katie Rush or Veronica Anderson at with any questions or to discuss interview, filming and photography opportunities.

Artist credit: Top Left: Danielle Mastrion, Portrait of Kay (Harlem, NY); Top Right: Vania Soto, In Lak’ech Ala K’in (Kansas City, MO); Bottom Left: Liz Landgren, Addie Cecilia and the Dandelion (Birmingham, AL); Bottom Right: Julius DC Bautista, A More Colorful Tomorrow (Chicago, IL)


About the All of Us Research Program: The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. The program will partner with one million or more people across the United States to build the most diverse biomedical data resource of its kind, to help researchers gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence health. For more information, visit and

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit