All of Us Research Program Aims to Catapult Personalized Medicine Forward

May Help Define Both Good Kidney Health and Disease Contributors

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As a cancer patient for 23 years—who was eventually cured with the help of precision medicine—Eric Dishman brings a very patient-centric view to his work leading the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) ambitious All of Us Research Program.

In late May, the more than $200 million project began enrolling the first of what will eventually be 1 million study participants, making it one of the largest research programs ever attempted. Participants will represent a broad range of health statuses, ages, and walks of life. Investigators plan to follow participants for decades and collect reams of biological, lifestyle, and