“We are hoping to leverage our extensive experience engaging diverse research participants in UChicago projects to enhance minority representation in All of Us and boost the ability of the program to make breakthroughs relevant to our patient popula​ tion,” said Brisa Aschebrook–Kilfoy, PhD, research assistant professor of public health sciences and a key investigator. Aschebrook–Kilfoy helps run the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s ChicagO Multiethnic Prevention And Surveillance Study (COMPASS), which aims to under- stand disparities in disease inci- dence and mortality in Chicago’s population where there are higher rates of cancer and chronic dis- eases than in other parts of the United States. Through the efforts of a multidis- ciplinary team, COMPASS inves- tigators plan to recruit 100,000 Chicago residents to study the life- style, environmental and genetic factors that impact health and chronic diseases with an emphasis on cancer. The study was launched in 2013 and thus far close to 4,000 diverse residents have enrolled in the cohort. COMPASS is led by Habibul Ahsan, MBBS, MMedSc, Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences, Medicine, and Human Genetics, who established the University of Chicago Precision and Population Health Initiative (PPHI) by integrating COMPASS and All of Us. “Once we know and understand what leads to the development of disease and the underlying biolog- ical processes, we are in a better position to identify prevention and treatment solutions,” said Ahsan, who also serves as associate direc- tor for population research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Join All of Us by visiting www. joinallofus.org and download the free app for both iOS and Android. Learn more about COMPASS by visiting compass.uchicago.edu. Drs. Ahsan and Aschebrook-Kilfoy (front row, third and fourth from left) spread the word about the All of Us project. COMPASS has received philanthropic funding from the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board. 7