The effort to collect health data from 1 million people nationwide just got a visible boost with a storefront on Forbes Avenue.
In Pennsylvania, Pitt, which was the first institution signed up to collect participants, is responsible for recruiting 120,000 participants for the All of Us program. So far, they have signed up 20,000 people.
Steven Reis, associate vice chancellor for clinical research at the Pitt Schools of Health Sciences and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, is in charge of the local All of Us efforts.
“This facility is designed for easy enrollment of Pitt students, staff and faculty, as well as for people who live and work in Oakland,” Reis said at the grand opening of the new location at 3616 Forbes Ave., according to @Pitt.
Once all the data is gathered, it can be used by researchers to study and compare how different people respond to different medications, diseases, etc.
The Forbes Avenue storefront is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Appointments can be arranged by calling 412-383-2737 or 800-664-0480.
Additional sites are located in Bethel Park, Monroeville, UPMC Montefiore Hospital, the Aikens Building in Shadyside, Altoona, and Temple University in Philadelphia.
Read more about the All of Us program in an article in the University Times earlier this year.