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.