Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2018 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that nine nursing schools have been selected to receive funding through AACN's Mini-Grants Awards Program to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research program. The nine schools receiving funding include:
- California State University, San Bernardino
- Duquesne University (PA)
- Northwestern State University (LA)
- Saint Peter's University (NJ)
- Sam Houston State University (TX)
- Southern University of Baton Rouge (LA)
- University of Louisiana, Lafayette
- University of Maryland
- University of Tennessee
"The All of Us Research program is making a real difference in strengthening the nation's research data repository, and AACN is proud to advance this important effort," said Dr. Ann Cary, Chair of the AACN Board of Directors. "By supporting the All of Us Research program and expanding the pool of individuals available to participate in critical research initiatives, academic nursing is helping to improve the health of all people in the United States by extending precision medicine to develop more effective ways to treat and prevent disease."
Launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the All of Us Research program seeks to build a national research cohort of one million or more participants reflecting the diversity of the United States. AACN joined with NIH to advance this initiative by administering a mini-grants program to facilitate the engagement of the nursing education community with the All of Us Research program, and in particular, its focus on including historically underrepresented communities in biomedical research (UBR). Funding received through this program will be used to increase awareness of the program and the importance of participation of UBR members. This initiative uses collaboration between established community partners and nursing schools to disseminate information on the All of Us Research program.
To learn more about the All of Us Research program, visit http://allofus.nih.gov.
About the American Association of Colleges of Nursing The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing 814 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. For information, visit www.aacnnursing.org.