EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program’s traveling exhibit—the All of Us Journey—on Thursday, December 6, and from Tuesday, December 11th until Friday, December 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center (UGLC) Bldg. (500 West University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968).
The hands-on exhibit raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program—an ambitious effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States, to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, will be able to enroll and share information for research.
“UTEP is honored the National Alliance for Hispanic Health has chosen El Paso as an important stop for the All of Us national tour. With a population that is 83% Hispanic, El Paso is a window into the rapidly growing Hispanic community. This is important as there is minimal participation of Hispanics in biomedical, behavioral or social science research,” Robert A. Kirken, Ph.D., College of Science Dean and principal investigator of UTEP’s Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) explained. “Participation in research studies and clinical trials has tremendous implications for drug therapies and interventions which can make a huge difference in the health outcomes of our community. Our goal as health research scientists is to find ways to improve the quality of life of our community.”
“To continue our work to increase the inclusion of Hispanics in clinical and biomedical research, we are bringing the All of Us Research Program to our communities. The participation of diverse communities in All of Us will help build the foundation for a new era of health care where medicine is tailored to each person,” said Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) – The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted non-partisan advocate for the best health outcomes for all. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year. For more information, visit healthyamericas.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About The University of Texas at El Paso — Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic and many who are the first in their families to attend college. The University invests about $95 million in research annually and still maintains the lowest net cost of any research university in the country. Learn more at utep.edu.
SOURCE National Alliance for Hispanic Health