May 30, 2018

Fouad named co-chair for All of Us Science Committee

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monapicMona Fouad, M.D., MPH, senior associate dean fo Diversity and Inclusion, has been named co-chair of the Science Committee for the All of Us Research Program. Fouad will share leadership duties with Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., ScD, associate chief for research for the Mass General Department of Psychiatry. 

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.

“All of Us will be a transformative undertaking, featuring robust research and engagement among health care providers, investigators and volunteers across Alabama and nationwide,” said Selwyn Vickers, M.D., senior vice president and dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “The School of Medicine is extremely proud that Dr. Fouad has been named to this leadership position. She is recognized nationally as a leader in health disparities research and will bring that important knowledge to the table."