EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 10, 2022) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State College has been included within the preliminary cohort of institutional champions for the All of Us Researcher Academy.
RTI Worldwide, a nonprofit analysis institute, chosen N.C. A&T and 5 different traditionally Black faculties and universities (HBCUs) following a public name for nominations to offer coaching, technical help and peer-to-peer studying for well being researchers at Minority Serving Establishments with help from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH).
Institutional awards of roughly $425,000 will probably be dispersed to help school and workers use of the All of Us Researcher Workbench, a cloud-based platform to reinforce knowledge evaluation and collaboration.
A&T was chosen to obtain an All of Us Researcher Academy Institutional Champion award within the requested quantity of $74,538.
Different cohort members are Howard College, Morgan State College, North Carolina Central College, Southern College at New Orleans and Tuskegee College.
Every of the six HBCUs will help researchers for a 12 months and might welcome visiting college students and college from different HBCUs to take part.
“We’re blissful to accomplice with this group of institutional champions to help the essential work of well being researchers based mostly at Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities,” mentioned Sula Hood, Ph.D., who co- leads the All of Us Researcher Academy with Brian Southwell, Ph.D., at RTI. “It’s onerous to understate the significance of getting higher illustration in biomedical analysis. This can be a step towards making well being knowledge extra inclusive and various.”
Researchers affiliated with any HBCU can register for programs supplied by the All of Us Researcher Academy. Programs will provide coaching in coding and knowledge evaluation wanted to make use of the All of Us Researcher Workbench, grant writing, publication improvement and different matters related to scientific analysis associated to the All of Us dataset.
In 2020, RTI acquired a five-year award from NIH to take part in a nationwide consortium of organizations supporting the All of Us Analysis Program. All of Us is designed to construct one of many largest, most various well being databases of its form, partaking at the least 1 million members who mirror the variety of the U.S., notably from communities traditionally underrepresented in biomedical analysis. Knowledge gathered from members will assist drive innovation in well being care and assist scientists perceive how genes, well being practices and environmental exposures can impression well being and sickness.
RTI’s companions in improvement of the All of Us Researcher Academy embrace Group-Campus Partnerships for Well being and the North Carolina Translational and Medical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For extra details about the academy, e mail AllofUs_Academy@rti.org.