The University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are teaming up with the National Institutes of Health in a bid to bring together one million participants for a huge 20-year project.
UPMC Primary Care Physician Dr. Mylynda Massart tells WESA past medical research has been known to exclude minority participants, adding the problem is a pervasive one.
“I want to use the best, evidence-based medicine in their health care,” Massart told WESA. “Unfortunately, historically, research has not been done on a very diverse patient population, and often when I go to that evidence, it doesn’t apply to the patient in front of me.”
Recruiting for the All of Us Research Program could begin as soon as Sunday.
To read WESA’s full report on the effort, click here.