Cheryl Votour, patient services coordinator in the Cardiology Division – pictured at left with Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD, director of the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, and principal investigator for All of Us New England – was the lucky recipient of a Rob Gronkowski-signed football for her interest in the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program. Any MGH employee who stopped by an All of Us volunteer table last fall was entered into a raffle to win the football, gifted to the program by Human Resources.

The program’s mission is to speed up health research breakthroughs by asking 1 million people to share health information. Researchers use this to conduct thousands of health studies and improve health for generations to come.

“Consider joining this program for yourself, and tell a friend or family member too,” says Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, co-investigator for engagement for the All of Us Research Program at the MGH. “This program is our opportunity to create trust and partnerships with the communities we serve and with people who have been underrepresented in biomedical research. We need everyone to get to the 1 million mark, so please spread the word.”

Learn more at www.allofusNewEngland.org.



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