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All of Us Director Eric Dishman shares an update about the program’s expanded partnership with Color, a health technology company, to establish the All of Us genetic counseling resource. Color's network of genetic counselors will help All of Us participants understand their genomic testing results and what it means for their health and their families.
A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome—more than 3 billion DNA base pairs—is contained in all cells that have a nucleus.
Aug 21, 2019
As the All of Us Research Program marks one year since its national launch, Director Eric Dishman shares an update and previews what’s coming next for the program. This includes an update on the size and diversity of the health database that All of Us is building for researchers to speed up medical breakthroughs. Eric also announces the launch of the All of Us Research Program’s public Data Browser, which will be a valuable interactive tool for both participants and researchers. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from All of Us by following us on social media and signing up for our newsletter at JoinAllofUs.org.
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May 6, 2019
In scientific research, a cohort is described as a group of people who are studied over time and whose data helps move science forward. There are many large cohort research programs around the world that offer valuable insights on health and disease. Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, explains the four ways that All of Us—a large research program with a goal of enrolling a million or more people—is innovative and unique.
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Apr 27, 2019
All of Us Research Program Chief Engagement Officer Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron talks to community representatives about why people of different backgrounds should take part in health research. Representatives from Tuskegee University, PRIDEnet, Cherokee Health Systems, and Delta Research and Educational Foundation discuss the importance of diverse communities joining All of Us and the impact they can have to improve care and treatment for their communities.
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Apr 10, 2019
A new year means exciting, new updates from the All of Us Research Program. In 2019, we will focus on returning information to participants, adding new opportunities for participants to share data with the program, and opening our doors to researchers.
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Jan 10, 2019
It’s been an incredible year for the All of Us Research Program. In 2018, the program launched nationwide, added dozens of partners, and grew our community. Hear from All of Us Research Program Director Eric Dishman about the program’s milestones in the latest ‘The Dish’ video.
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Dec 20, 2018
All of Us Director Eric Dishman shares how the program is working with Illumina and its Genome Centers, and also recently released a funding opportunity for a Genomic Counseling Resource, to sequence one million genomes and responsibly return the information participants provide to the All of Us Research program.
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Dec 10, 2018
Some communities may be hesitant to trust a research program because there have been times in our history when government-funded research hurt people. There are ethics policies in place so events like this don't ever happen again. In this vlog, All of Us Research Program director Eric Dishman openly discusses the past, and talks about how All of Us is working to build trust with communities for a healthier future.
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Nov 9, 2018
Why people participate in health research can vary from person to person. All of Us Research Program director Eric Dishman shares some of the reasons why people have joined the program and the potential benefits of taking part.
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Oct 25, 2018
The All of Us Research Program has brought onboard new partners to establish three Genome Centers across the country. These partnerships will allow the program to generate genomic data from participants' biosamples. In this video, director Eric Dishman welcomes the new partners and explains why this is an important milestone for All of Us as the program seeks to collect a diversity of data types to enable researchers to understand the many factors that influence health for each of us.
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Sep 25, 2018
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, welcomes over 40 new community health center partners from across the country to the All of Us family. He discusses how this partnership will enable All of Us to reach diverse communities and allow the health centers to build their research capacity and improve their electronic health record systems.
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Sep 19, 2018
All of Us Director Eric Dishman returns to his video diary to celebrate an important enrollment milestone and highlight some new program features, including newly-released surveys and two pilot initiatives that are coming soon.
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Sep 13, 2018
Participants can contribute many different types of data to the All of Us Research Program. Some participants may be asked to give physical measurements and blood and urine samples. In this video, Eric Dishman, director of All of Us, describes how and why the program is working to invite a geographically, demographically, and medically diverse group of people to donate their measurements and samples.
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May 4, 2018
A central principle of the All of Us Research Program is to include participants as partners. All of Us Director Eric Dishman welcomes the 22 program participants who recently joined the program's committees and advisory panel to support the design, implementation, and governance of the program.
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May 4, 2018
The information that participants share is personal, and safeguarding this data is our most important responsibility. This is why the All of Us Research Program invests in extensive controls and the best technology possible to keep this data safe. Eric Dishman, director of All of Us, discusses the program's security safeguards and our commitment to protecting your data.
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May 3, 2018
The All of Us Research Program is part of a community of large research programs. Those that have come before us have been incredibly generous in sharing their experiences. Eric Dishman, director of All of Us, explains how we have benefited from the wisdom of the UK Biobank, Million Veteran Program, Geisinger MyCode Community Health Initiative, Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, and others.
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Apr 27, 2018
Some of you have asked why we need the All of Us Research Program when there already are many ongoing research studies. In this video, All of Us Director Eric Dishman explains the importance of All of Us from three perspectives—the patient, the provider, and the researcher.
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Apr 26, 2018
Es un placer para nosotros anunciar que el Programa Científico All of Us ya esta disponbile en español. Usted puede aprender más sobre el programa y hacer preguntas a través de nuestro centro de apoyo - puede hacer todo esto en español.
Visite el sitio/página de internet en español: www.joinallofus.org/es.
We are so pleased to announce that the All of Us Research Program is now available in Spanish. You can now learn about the program and ask questions through our Support Center – all in Spanish.
Visit the website in Spanish at www.joinallofus.org/es.
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Mar 29, 2018
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, gives an update about the program’s genomics strategy. All of Us recently announced its intent to fund Genome Centers to do genotyping and whole genome sequencing for 1 million participants. The program will also be launching a pilot to responsibly return genomic data to participants.
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Mar 21, 2018
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, responds to your questions on The Dish. In this video, he explains how All of Us is distributing invitation codes during the beta phase and how to get updates about the program, including opportunities to join.
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Jan 11, 2018
Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, looks back on the program’s busy and eventful 2017. In this year, we launched our beta phase and enrolled more than 14,000 participants at over 100 sites across the country, expanded our network of partner organizations, and brought the program into many of your communities with the All of Us Journey.
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Dec 27, 2017
Eric Dishman shares the program's latest enrollment numbers and talks about new partnerships with community and provider organizations and libraries across the country.
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Dec 8, 2017
All of Us has announced a new pilot effort, anticipated to begin in mid-2018, that will help us learn more about the use of wearables in sharing health data. Director Eric Dishman shares the details of what we hope to learn as we work to incorporate new data types into the program.
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Nov 9, 2017
Do you know what information is contained in your electronic health record (EHR)? Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, explains what’s in your EHR and why the data is so valuable for researchers.
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Oct 26, 2017
Eric shares a program update, including the number of beta participants, new sites launched, and the value of EHR data.
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Sep 13, 2017
Dr. Joni Rutter, Director of Scientific Programs announces new health care provider organization awardees. These new partners will extend the geographic coverage of All of Us and strengthen its reach within underserved communities, including lower-income, Hispanic and Latino, African American, American Indian, and rural communities.
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Aug 29, 2017
Eric asked our Director of Scientific Programs, Dr. Joni Rutter, to introduce herself and share what her team is working on. Joni and her team are responsible for establishing the program’s participant portal, Data and Research Center, enrollment centers, and biobank.
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Aug 28, 2017
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Engagement Officer for the All of Us Research Program, announces the first four Community Partner Awards.
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Jul 25, 2017
Eric asked our Chief Engagement Officer, Dara Richardson-Heron, to introduce herself and share her passion for engaging and empowering people.
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Jul 23, 2017
In this video diary, Eric shares some exciting updates about beta launch, the formation of a new working group on child enrollment, our research protocol, and the number one question he receives whenever he talks about the program.
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Jul 21, 2017
In this episode of The Dish, Eric chats with Participant Representative Karl Surkan about what attracted him to the All of Us Research Program and why he wanted to get involved.
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Jul 13, 2017
During our recent Face-to-Face workshop, Eric had the opportunity to chat with Steve Mikita, one of our participants representatives, about his life, his motivation, and his hopes for the future of the All of Us Research Program.
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Jul 10, 2017
In his latest video diary, Eric celebrates our first 100 beta testers, discusses the recent meeting of consortium members, and let’s us know what to expect as we move forward.
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Jun 16, 2017
All of Us Research Program Director, Eric Dishman, announces the start of beta testing.
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Jun 6, 2017
At 19, Eric Dishman was given a cancer diagnosis and 9 months to live. Learn more about his journey, which eventually brought him to NIH to lead the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.
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May 20, 2017