Dr. Priscilla Pemu to Lead Morehouse School of Medicine in NIH Research Program

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BY TNJ STAFF

Dr. Priscilla Pemu will lead Morehouse College’s School of Medicine in the National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, which?a growing precision medicine initiative with over 25 institutional collaborators across the United States. It is part of the SouthEast Enrollment Center (SEEC) network, awarding $4.45 million to the consortium during the first year. Dr. Pemu is a professor of medicine and director of the R-Center Community Based Research Core and the Community Physicians’ Network.

Other MSM participating faculty members are Elizabeth O. Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute, senior co-principal investigator, Alexander Quarshie, MD, MS, bioinformatics lead, Dominic Mack, M.D., M.B.A., director of the National Center for Primary Care, and Brenda Klement, Ph.D., chair of the Institutional Review Board.

A graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine who attended the University of Benin for undergraduate studies in medicine, Dr. Pemu was a featured participant in Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America?s Women Physicians, a local exhibit by the National Library of Medicine.