The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is bringing its mobile research program to Winston-Salem. The program has restarted its national tour following a two-year pause during the pandemic.

The goal of the NIH All Of Us Journey Exhibit is to engage communities that have been underrepresented in medical research. The 28-foot trailer houses various activity stations designed to educate visitors on the importance of growing and providing a more diverse health database. 

Josh Perez is the lead tour manager for the All of Us exhibit. He says that greater participation will allow the medical community to hone what he calls “precision medicine.”

"It's important that we cater these medical practices to the individual instead of providing them with the blanket type medical treatment," says Perez. 

Perez says data from new participants 18 and older will allow researchers to better address health issues prevalent in the Triad.

Participating community partners will include the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Hispanic League.

The NIH All of Us Journey Mobile Exhibit will be stationed at 1145 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8. More information and hours of operation can be found on the All Of Us website

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