College of Nursing hosting informational for All of Us Research initiative

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Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health, in conjunction with the AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) and the NIH (National Institutes of Health) invites the public to join them in the national launch of the All of Us Research Program.

The All of Us Research Program is a nationwide program promoted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of the NIH investigating how the type of medical treatment individuals receive could be impacted by biological differences.

The goal of the AACN is to utilize the nursing profession, and thus Northwestern State College of Nursing, to spread information about this research program to communities in northwest and central Louisiana. The NIH aspires to build a research cohort of over 1 million people.

The NSU College of Nursing will host a meeting from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at NSU’s Shreveport Nursing Campus, 1800 Line Avenue, to introduce ideas of biological research and precision medicine and share information about this nation-wide study. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact, Dr. Donald Johnston, assistant professor of nursing, at johnstond@nsula.edu about the event.