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ATLANTA -- Morehouse School of Medicine will introduce Georgia's first mobile clinical research unit in Atlanta on Thursday.

According to Morehouse, they are holding a ribbon cutting at the Louis M. Sullivan National Center on Westview Drive. The bus, which stretches about 30 feet long,will allow Morehouse researchers to reach people living in rural areas of Georgia.

The mobile unit will visit a number of communities around Atlanta, as well as towns that have been difficult to reach in the past, including Macon, Fort Valley, Albany, Columbus and Augusta.

As reported by a spokesperson for Morehouse, these communities have clinics and offices who have been partners for some time, working to improve the quality of care for patients.

The mobile unit is self-contained, handicap accessible and equipped with tools and technology to carry out research similar to what can be done at Morehouse labs.

According to Morehouse, researchers will use the mobile unit to study Vitamin D, stroke prevention, hypertension and diabetes.