Rooted in Resilience: DC-MD-VA

The tour is hosted by ​​the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC), which is made up of the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations, also known as the Divine Nine (D9). These historically Black fraternities and sororities support the mission of the All of Us Research Program to advance health equity for those considered underrepresented in biomedical research.

Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the All of Us Research Program looks to enable a new era in medicine in which researchers, health care professionals, and patients work together to develop individualized care.

Click HERE to learn more about All of Us.

DMV Virtual Research Symposium


The virtual Research Symposium highlighted the relevancy and rewards of research in underrepresented communities. A very informative keynote, Research in Action: Genetics and All of Us, was delivered by Dr. Tshaka Cunningham, Executive Director of Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute. Other sessions featured Dr. Emory Perkins and student Clarissa Smith from Bowie State University, Dr. Avette White and Dr. Phronie Jackson from University of the District of Columbia, Victoria Revelle, MPH, Public Health Advocate, and an interactive mental health panel discussion moderated by Jahliel Thurman, Founder and CEO of Yard Talk 101 including Mental Health Advocate, Jade E . Mathis, Esq., students Ashlee Gray and Mbachur Mbenga as a panelist.

Community Day

The Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia NPHC Councils hosted the Community Day event on Saturday, March 26 in partnership with All of Us, DREF, Black Women’s Health Imperative, COBB Institute, and Bowie Town Center.

Worship Service

There was an Inspirational Service on Sunday, March 27 to close out the weekend celebrations. Reverend Courtenay L. Miller delivered a soul-stirring message. Worship Leader, Owen Nixon, ushered attendees into praise and worship with two phenomenal selections.

Virtual Photo Booth

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All of Us Community Partner

Who is BWHI?

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is a national community partner of the All of Us Research Program.

All of Us wants to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, they are asking one million people to lead the way to provide the types of information that can help create individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

BWHI is calling on Black women to volunteer for this important program. We hope you will help make history and change the future of health.

This could help researchers see how different things, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to each person.

All of Us

National Community Engagement Partner

Who is DREF Research Matters?

The DREF awareness campaign entitled, “Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness for “All of Us” focuses on the objective of creating awareness about how research matters in closing the health disparities gap. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, mental health, and HIV/AIDS, yet they contribute to only five percent of clinical trial participants in America.

All of Us Community Partner

Who is COBB?

The W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association (NMA) Health Institute (The Cobb Institute), a 501(c)(3) in Washington, DC, functions as a national consortium of scholars that engages in innovative research and knowledge dissemination for the reduction and elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities and racism in medicine. Solving one of our society’s most pressing problems, racial inequities in health, requires the collaborative work of public agencies, private entities, academic medical centers, and -- equally important -- communities. Founded in 2004, The Institute is named in honor of the late William Montague Cobb M.D., Ph.D., physician, anthropologist, and a distinguished professor of medicine and anatomy. Dr. Cobb influenced countless graduates of Howard University School of Medicine, including Randall C. Morgan, Jr., M.D., M.B.A. who is an orthopedic surgeon and Founding Executive Director of The Cobb Institute.


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