ASN Kidney News Shines on ‘All of Us’ Research Program in Arizona

Cover of ASN Kidney News for August 2017UA nephrologist Akinlolu Ojo, MD, MPH, PhD, was quoted in an article that appears in the August issue of the ASN Kidney News, a publication of the American Society of Nephrology.

The article, “All of Us Research Program Aims to Catapult Personalized Medicine Forward,” focuses on his role as a principal investigator on the Arizona All of Us℠/Precision Medicine Initiative Research Program.

Dr. Akinlolu Ojo“The All of Us program will help us to quickly fi nd the causes of kidney disease in different populations and help us develop new treatments for it and other common diseases,” Dr. Ojo said.

He noted that it’s important to have a diverse population to understand the complex processes and the pathways that lead to disease, but he’s optimistic for success because, “people are excited about the opportunity to understand more about themselves.”

Dr. Ojo is a UA professor of medicine and public health and associate vice president of Clinical Research/Global Health Initiatives at the UA Health Sciences.

To read the full article, click here [PDF].

Interested in learning more about how to sign up for the All of Us℠/PMI Research Program? Click here to find out how you can participate.

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Release Date: 
08/17/2017 - 7:00pm