Participation in GHI is easy. It’s also completely voluntary and at no cost to you.
In order to participate, please follow the steps below:
- Review our frequently asked questions.
- At any point, call one of our study staff members at 224.364.7470 for more information about the study.
- If you are enrolled in NorthShoreConnect, logon and click on the Genomic Health Initiative enrollment link to read and electronically sign the consent form. Or, visit one of our Enrollment Packet Locations, which are at most outpatient labs, patient service centers, and many medical group locations. You will be asked to complete and return the hardcopy consent form provided in the GHI enrollment packet in order to participate.
- After consenting, provide a one-time research blood sample (less than one extra tablespoon of your blood will be used for the research). This blood draw can be done during your next clinically scheduled blood draw at any of NorthShore's hospital outpatient labs or patient service centers, or you can come in just for the research blood draw after we receive your completed consent form.
At NorthShore, we take our patients’ privacy and confidentially very seriously. Should you consent to participate, your genetic sample will not become part of your electronic medical record (EMR). Also, it will be de-identified and assigned a research number to further protect your confidentiality. All genomic samples gathered for this study will be stored in a highly secured facility within NorthShore.
The Genomic Health Initiative team continues to engage with the community through informational events. Please see our schedule below for our upcoming events, and contact the GHI team for details if you might be interested in attending. If you are interested in arranging an informational event for your organization, please contact the GHI team at 224.364.7470 or GHI@northshore.org.
| Past Events
|Council for Jewish Elderly
||September 12, 2017
||August 8, 2017
|Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
| American Craft Exposition
|| September 25, 2015
| Mather Home Presentation
|| August 26, 2015
| Glenview Chamber of Commerce Women's Luncheon
|| July 21, 2015
| Presbyterian Home
|| May 27, 2015
| Festival of Cultures Skokie
|| May 16, 2015
| Wellness Fair at the Mather
|| May 15, 2015
| Covenant Retirement Home
|| February 17, 2015
| GHI Media Interview - Univision
|| February 16, 2015
| Highland Park Hospital Community Advisory Committee Meeting
|| January 16, 2015
| Glenbrook Hospital Community Advisory Committee Meeting
|| November 17, 2014
| American Craft Exposition
|| August 22-24, 2014
For further information, or for any additional questions or concerns about the Genomic Health Initiative, please call 224.364.7470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download our brochure.