Maryland launches statewide precision health initiative - Vibrent
In the News | September 17, 2021

Maryland launches statewide precision health initiative

University of Maryland Medicine is partnering with health tech company Vibrent Health to create the All of Maryland Precision Health Initiative, a statewide digital platform for studies examining how genes and other factors affect health.

The mission of All of Maryland — a study that will be led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers — is to discover better ways to individualize healthcare. The goal is to enable individuals to benefit from treatments tailored to their own health profiles.

This data-driven study aims to enroll up to 250,000 volunteers across Maryland in order to identify and better understand the health needs of Marylanders by region and community. A particular focus will be on underserved populations who experience significant health disparities, causing more illness and shorter lifespans. The large-scale effort to collect broad sources of health data, including genetic information, will aid researchers in better understanding human genomic variation and its relationship to disease and treatment.

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