Oregon State University and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey on Thursday, Feb. 15.
The traveling, hands-on exhibit raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program — an effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.
“If you look at most biomedical, behavioral or social science research, it doesn’t involve the Hispanic population,” said Javier Nieto, dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. “Most clinical trials and large population health studies do not include Hispanic participants. It is our duty to figure out how we can better their lives through science.”
Campus and community members are invited to learn about the program and get information on healthy living and preventing disease. Corvallis is one stop on the All of Us Journey’s 37-week national tour.
The exhibit will be on site at the brick mall off the northeast corner of the Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way in Corvallis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.