The ATLAS Research Initiative is a precision health program enrolling at UCLA locations in Los Angeles area. It includes a system-wide biobank designed to store blood and other samples for research use by UCLA researchers. Our Biobank analyzes the DNA of patient-participants who sign up in 3 easy steps:
You can volunteer by watching the video on the iPad and signing the consent. You need your UCLA Medical Record Number to complete the consent.
You can find that iPad and sign the consent form at various UCLA Health clinic locations across Los Angeles.
Participation is voluntary. Follow the link for Frequenty Asked Questions.
The UCLA AtLAs California Health Initiative relies on creation of a community health repository, or biobank. Biobanking refers to the systematic collection and storage of a large number of blood, saliva or tissue "biospecimens" from patients as a resource for later clinical research. Biobanked samples provide a repository of DNA, proteins or mRNAs useful to answer diagnostic or treatment questions well before those questions are even posed, and as such are a cornerstone of research into individualized care.
The UCLA Health ATLAS Initiative aims to create a genetic map of UCLA patients, enabling us to find new risk factors for diseases and choose the best treatments for each patient.
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“There is no better example of precision medicine than having your own immune system eradicate a cancer. We’re able to make that possible, now.”
—Antoni Ribas, MD
Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA