JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - This weekend, those in the Jonesboro area will have a chance to learn hands-on about the importance of medical research.
The National Institute of Health’s “All of Us Journey” was set up on the A-State campus Feb. 1.
The event is hosted by Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions and El Centro Hispano in Jonesboro, who partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
The traveling exhibit was launched in May 2018, and has been traveling the country gathering information to show the diversity of the United States.
Senior Director for Innovation and Program Development with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health Edgar Gil said All of Us aims to educate people on the importance of medical research projects and the importance of being represented in research.
“What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to advance medicine. The future of medicine where the one size fits all doesn’t work, so we want personalized precision medicine,” said Gil.
Students were able to see examples of precision medicine and what factors play into medical research through the walk-through exhibit.
Gil said All of Us hopes to have one million people participate in their program to help ensure that each community in the U.S. is included in studies that lead to improved health for future generations
If you're interested in learning more, All of Us Journey will be in Jonesboro through the weekend.
They’ll be set up at the El Centro Hispano Health Fair, 211 Vandyne Street, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They will also be at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1101 East Highland Drive, Sunday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.