All of Us: We are America’s Veterans
Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins
Our men and women in uniform serve heroically to protect our freedom. While helping us, they learn to put greater good before their own personal gain. That’s why veterans have been among the first to sign up and take part in NIH’s All of Us Research Program. The video above shares a few of their stories.
If you are a veteran, thanks for your service! All of Us needs more great men and women—veterans and civilians alike—to help build the future of precision medicine. If you’d like to join the effort, go to the All of Us website, click the “Join Now” button, and follow the three easy steps. First, create an account. It’s free and takes just a minute or two. Next, complete the enrollment and consent forms. That usually takes 30 minutes or less. Then, complete some baseline surveys and find out what to do next. Thank you!
Yes, I too am a veteran and eager to participate. I have also volunteered for many research projects when I was on the staff of NIH.
I am also a US Army Veteran and am a part of this project. I have participated in Vanderbilt research programs over the year as well as multiple focus groups inside and outside Vanderbilt.
I’m a Vietnam veteran and served there with a combat unit for 14 1/2 months from 1967-1969.
The US Military: Actively diverse before diversity was “sexy”.
As Veterans, we are as important now as we were when we were actively protecting the United States.
I encourage each person reading this post to Get Involved with this important work – I most certainly am!