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AACN Member Schools Receive Funding to Support Efforts to Accelerate Health Research and Extend Precision Health

Published December 09, 2021

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that four member schools of nursing have been selected to receive funding through AACN's mini-grants awards program focused on educating diverse communities about the All of Us Research Program. To date, AACN has awarded over $300,000 in grants to nursing schools across the country through this initiative. The latest schools selected to receive funding include:

  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Northern Illinois University

Launched by the National Institutes of Health (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 program, and in particular, its focus on including historically underrepresented communities in biomedical research (UBR). 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. 

To learn more about this program, visit

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