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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing more than 850 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. 



Six Schools to Receive Funding to Participate in NIH Program

Published May 29, 2018

Six Schools of Nursing Receive Funding from AACN to Expand Awareness and Participation in the NIH's All of Us Research Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2018 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that it has selected six nursing schools to receive funding through its mini-grants program in support of the All of Us Research Program. With a plan in place to help increase participation of underrepresented communities in biomedical research, the six schools receiving funding include:

  • Bluefield State College (WV)
  • New York University
  • Northwestern State University (LA)
  • The University of Alabama
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Miami

"By supporting the All of Us Research Program and expanding the pool of individuals available to participate in critical research initiatives, academic nursing is helping the NIH in its efforts to improve the health of all Americans through the identification of more effective and tailored prevention strategies and treatments for diseases impacting diverse populations," said Dr. Ann Cary, Chair of the AACN Board of Directors.

Launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on May 6, 2018, the All of Us Research Program seeks to extend precision medicine to all diseases by building a national research cohort of one million or more participants reflecting the diversity of the United States. AACN joined with 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 communities that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research (UBR). Funding received through this program will be used to increase awareness of the program and the importance of participation of UBR members. This initiative uses collaboration between established community partners and nursing schools to disseminate information on the All of Us Research Program.


All of Us is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.