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Howard University Awarded the ‘All of Us’ Grant of $20K from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National Institutes of Health

The of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences with the of Medicine (COM) and the of Dentistry (COD) will launch their All of Us grant efforts on Sat. June 1, with Maya Angelou High School at the Maya Fest Fair in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – Howard University has been awarded the All of Us Research Program mini-grant of $20,000 from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant was provided to six nursing school clusters, including the Washington, D.C. Consortium, which consists of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Marymount University in Virginia. The purpose of the grant is to encourage research participation among people who are typically resistant.

“The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is pleased to that through a collaborate interdisciplinary group consisting of and led by the Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, the College of Medicine, the College of Dentistry, and Marymount University, our respective faculty are the recipients of the AACN grant, All of Us,” says Gina S. Brown, Ph.D., MSA, RN, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. “It will support our efforts in advancing our instruction and support our and future health research efforts.”

AACN - Howard University - Maya Angelou High School in DC - Maya Fest Fair on Sat. June 1 2019 .jpgTo the begin their community efforts with the All of Us grant, the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) along with the College of Medicine (COM) and the College of Dentistry (COD) have partnered with Maya Angelou High School to support their Maya Fest Fair on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 5600 East Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20019. CNAHS, COM, and COD will provide health services, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, nutritional and glucose screenings. Additionally, there will be dental services and mental health screenings. AACN will present a 45-minute presentation addressing barriers and benefits to research participation. 

“The All of Us Research Program is making significant strides in developing the nation’s research repository,” said Ann Cary, chair of the AACN Board of Directors. “Through our collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, we are helping to expand the pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are to participate in critical research initiatives. AACN is proud to support the efforts of academic nursing to advance precision medicine and develop more effective ways to treat and prevent diseases.” 

To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov.  

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About the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

The College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences is comprised of top-ranked educational programs that prepare healthcare professionals to be leaders and innovators in practice, , research, and service. Graduates will patient-centered, interprofessional , and utilize cutting-edge technology and evidence- practice to improve the health of all people with an emphasis on promoting health equity toward eliminating health disparities. Currently, the College offers degrees in the following accredited programs: baccalaureate degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science, Health Management Sciences, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, and Radiation Therapy; master’s degrees in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant; post-master’s certificate in Nursing; doctoral degree in Physical Therapy; and master’s and doctoral degrees in Nutritional Science in conjunction with the Howard University Graduate School. To learn more information, visit cnahs.howard.edu

About the All of Us Grant

Launched by the NIH, the All of Us Research Program seeks to build a national research cohort of one million or more participants reflecting the diversity of those living in the United States. AACN joined NIH to advance this initiative by administering a mini-grants program to facilitate the engagement of the nursing education community with the All of Us Research Program, and in particular, its focus on including historically underrepresented communities in biomedical research (UBR). The funding received by schools is used to increase awareness of the program and the importance of participation from UBR communities. This initiative encourages collaboration between established community partners and nursing schools to disseminate information on the All of Us Research Program.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing 825 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice. For information, visit www.aacnnursing.org

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.  For more information on Howard University visit www.howard.edu

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