At the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, we share a singular focus of producing knowledge to treat disease. The discoveries we make cannot be found in the lab alone – our researchers need your help by participating in the OurHealth Project research study.
Understanding your environment, lifestyle, and genetics may help researchers develop a personalized approach to medical care. Each individual has the genetic roadmap to help unlock many medical mysteries of human health in disease.
We are looking for people undergoing care at Northwell Health to provide a small blood sample and health information for research. In addition, if you have an additional blood draw or surgical procedure as part of your clinical care, we ask you to donate any leftover samples that are not needed for your clinical diagnosis or treatment for research.
Your samples and information will be stored in the OurHealth Project biorepository – a central location at the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research used to support future research. We may also contact you in the future to ask questions relating to your health, to alert you of findings that may impact your health or that of your family members, or to offer you opportunities to participate in clinical trials that may improve your health.
We value your privacy and confidentiality. To ensure that you can’t be readily identified, we will code your samples and information. They will be stored securely to prevent unauthorized access to your information.
Your unique health story can help rewrite our medical care. Join OurHealth today and contribute to the development of personalized care.
How to Participate
Are you interested in learning more about the OurHealth Project? You can now provide consent from the comfort of your home. Contact our team to schedule a callback during a time that’s convenient for you.
For questions about participation, consent, or withdrawing from the study, contact:
The Northwell Health OurHealth Project
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
350 Manhasset Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 562-GENE  OurHealthProject@northwell.edu