Ethnically Diverse South Florida to Play Role In National Health Study

South Florida’s ethnic diversity will play a key role in an ambitious five-year medical research effort aimed at making treatments and drugs more effective by tailoring them to the lifestyles, genetics and environment of individual patients.

Led by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and funded by a $60 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group of academic institutions in Florida and Georgia — including the University of Florida, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine — have begun to recruit 100,000 people from the Southeastern United States to participate in a nationwide research program called “All of Us.”

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