Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Examines Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans

August 20th, 2013 by divresearch

The Jackson Heart Study is the world’s largest, comprehensive investigation of cardiovascular health and disease among African Americans.  The project explores the reasons there is a greater prevalence of CVD within the ethnic group. Some 5,301 African-American men and women are participants, and spin-off studies of the JHS include children as well. Jackson State University is a leading collaborator on the project as the study’s coordinating center. The university conducts community education and outreach programs and enhances the undergraduate training experience through opportunities to work with JHS data and investigators. More

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