HEALTH MATTERS, APRIL 8, 2020: MOBILE OUTREACH UNIT

Health Matters

Patients aren’t one size fits all. That’s why the National Institute of Health is conducting a large research project that will hopefully accelerate precision medicine.

Dr. John Higgenbotham, an epidemiologist and the chair of the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences said precision medicine helps focus on a person’s individual health needs, and the college is recruiting patients into the study by using their mobile outreach units.

“We work with the University Medical Center to help us recruit people to participate, but we also have a mobile unit that we’re really excited about,” Higgenbotham said. “This is a 40-foot bus that has two exam rooms, so we can actually take our clinic out into rural areas and recruit people there to participate.”

Health Matters is produced with the help of the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences and University Medical Center.

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