Imagine the day your doctor can prescribe the most effective medication for your high blood pressure based on your genes, your lifestyle, and your environment.
This is not some far-fetched fantasy. As the
Miller School of Medicine gears up for its integral role in the largest and most inclusive study ever undertaken by the
National Institutes of Health, the promise of such precision medicine is literally at the
University of Miami's doorstep-and all of us have the opportunity to take part by confidentially sharing our biological and health data.
Thanks to UM's expertise in genetics and genomics and its location in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, the University is the lead partner in the
SouthEast Enrollment Center, which was just awarded $60 million to enroll about 100,000 of the more than 1 million people that the NIH's ambitious $1.5 billion
All of Us Research Program aims to recruit across the U.S. over the next five years.