Michigan Genomics Initiative

How to participate in MGI

How to become an MGI Participant

Currently, all patients 18 years of age or older undergoing surgery at the University of Michigan Health System are potentially eligible for participation in MGI.

Current participation involves filling out a short questionnaire, giving a small blood sample, and agreeing to provide the study team with access to electronic health record data. DNA is extracted from part of the aliquoted blood and genetically sequenced. The rest of the blood sample is stored securely at U-M. Patients consent to be contacted in the future for any applicable study conducted through U-M’s Central Biorepository.

An informational pamphlet as well a consent document describe the process.

Interested in participating? Email MGI-support@med.umich.edu or call the study team at (734)232-0320.