Letter: Volunteer for groundbreaking health study

Monday, May 7, 2018

Re: the May 4 article "UA has role in national 'All of Us' health study."

The All of Us initiative is a crucial step in advancing the prevention and treatment of diseases on an individualized basis. The University of Arizona and other research institutions across the country play an important role in recruiting a diverse pool of participants. A majority of Americans (84 percent) say they are willing to share personal health information, assuming that appropriate privacy protections are in place, so researchers can better understand diseases and develop new ways to prevent, treat and cure them, according to a survey commissioned by Research!America. All those interested in advancing research to improve health should consider volunteering for this groundbreaking study.

"Letter: Volunteer for groundbreaking health study" By Suzanne Ffolkes (Arizona Daily Star, May 7, 2018)

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Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco