UC Davis Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about precision medicine and the All of Us research program.
The ambitious project will gather data from 1 million or more people living in the U.S. to accelerate research and improve health. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions.
UC Davis physicians, nurses and researchers are leading the effort in California, serving as the information-gathering hub. Read more about the UC Davis' precision medicine efforts online.
“Precision medicine is health care that is based on you as an individual,” said Alexander Borowsky, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis Health. “It takes into account individual differences such as where you live, what you do and your family health history so that we can tell people the best ways to stay healthy and identify the treatments that will work best.”
WHAT: The All of Us Journey exhibit visits UC Davis Health to educate the public about precision medicine and the All of Us research program. The event is free and open to the public. It is also wheelchair-accessible.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 6 Friday, Feb. 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: UC Davis Medical Center, Parking Lot 12, 4820 X Street, Sacramento (map)
On-board features / activities
- Animated video explaining what precision medicine is
- Exploration Station with hearing test to find out how well you hear by identifying sounds, vision test to play “I Spy” while using different strength reading glasses, an insulin pump to learn how insulin regulates blood sugar levels and a microscope to test your research skills by comparing slides and common specimens
- Discovery Kiosk, where participants can use tablets to watch videos, get answers to common questions and enroll
- Story wall as well as One-in-a-Million photo experience, where attendees can learn about important precision medicine factors
Sacramento is just one stop on the All of Us Journey’s 37-week national tour. More information is available at joinallofus.org
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