Nutrition for Precision Health Program Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What is the Common Fund?
The NIH Common Fund supports bold scientific programs that catalyze discovery across all biomedical and behavioral research. It is managed by the Office of Strategic Coordination within the Office of the NIH Director, in collaboration with the NIH Institutes and Centers. Common Fund programs accelerate emerging science, enhance the biomedical research workforce, remove research roadblocks, or support high-risk high-reward science in ways that no other entity is likely or able to do. Read more about the NIH Common Fund.
2. What is the relationship between the Nutrition for Precision Health program and the All of Us Research Program?
The NIH Common Fund-supported Nutrition for Precision Health program will undertake a multi-year precision nutrition study in collaboration with All of Us. Leveraging the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program will provide unprecedented opportunities to examine associations with a variety of long-term health outcomes. Nutrition for Precision Health and All of Us have a combined interest in precision medicine and nutrition research, however, each program has separate and specific individual goals and structure.
3. When will the Requests for Applications (RFAs) for this program be released?
RFAs are estimated to be released in January of 2021.
4. How will the program be managed?
The program will be managed by a trans-NIH collaborative work group (WG) drawn from NIH staff from All of Us, the Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) including the following institutes and centers:
• National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
• National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
• National Cancer Institute (NCI)
• National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIA)
• Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
• National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
• National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
• National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
• National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
• National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
• National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
• National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
• Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
• Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH)
• Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
The WG has expertise in genetics, metabolic phenotyping, microbiome ecology, metabolism, nutrition, dietary assessment, energy balance, physiology, clinical trials, controlled feeding studies, biostatistics, artificial intelligence, and statistical genetics.
5. Who should I contact with questions about the Nutrition for Precision Health program?
All inquiries may be directed to:
Holly Nicastro, Ph.D., M.P.H., NIH Office of Nutrition Research
Telephone: 301-435-0383 Email: email@example.com
Christopher Lynch, Ph.D., NIH Office of Nutrition Research
Telephone: 301-827-3988 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.When will the Nutrition for Precision Health program start enrollment?
We anticipate that the program will begin enrolling participants by January 2023.
2. Who will be eligible to enroll in the study?
The Nutrition for Precision Health program plans to recruit participants from the All of Us Research Program, which currently enrolls adults 18 years of age and older, through a separate informed consent process. All of Us participants provide rich information through surveys, EHRs, biosamples, and digital health technologies. Through this study, a segment of All of Us participants will have the opportunity to provide additional information and samples that—in combination with data they already provide through All of Us—will enable more in-depth nutrition research.
If people are interested in potentially joining Nutrition for Precision Health in the future, but aren’t already part of All of Us, they’re welcome to visit joinallofus.org to learn more.Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements
This page last reviewed on November 24, 2020