'All Of Us' Bus Helping Advance Medical Research

Posted at 10:21 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 23:21:55-04

Some Nashvillians have been doing their part to help advance medical research.

The National Institutes of Health teamed up with the Delta Research and Educational Foundation in an attempt to find one million people willing to share their medical history anonymously.

The "All of Us" bus was parked outside Kroger on Clarksville Pike this weekend in an effort to encourage African Americans and others with diverse backgrounds to participate.

Officials said African Americans are often underrepresented in health research.

The information collected could help researchers across the country develop new medication and treatments.

“The only way we make progress in medicine is to support research, and this is a more effective way for everybody to have access to the general population,” said Randy Bauch, a recruiter for Clinical Research Associates in Nashville.

The local chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated helped host the event. The initiative will continue until one million participants are found.