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GHUCCTS Research Grand Rounds

Research Grand Rounds Presents:  “Cardio metabolic disease in American Indians: Health disparities, Novel insights and implications for other populations: The Strong Heart Study and its new opportunities for collaboration” 

Sponsor: MHRI and GHUCCTS
Time: 12 - 1:30 PM (lunch provided at 1 PM)
Location: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 6th Floor, CTEC Auditorium, 110 Irving Street NW, Washington DC 20010
Speaker: Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD

Following training in pharmacology, medicine, and nephrology and faculty positions at Cornell and the University of Chicago, Dr. Umans came to Georgetown University in 1999 and to MedStar Health Research Institute in 2005. He serves as Scientific Director of the Biomarker, Biochemistry, and Biorepository Core and the Field Studies Division in MHRI, directs the workforce development and career development components of GHUCCTS, and is associate professor of Medicine and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University. He is PI of the Arizona field center and central laboratory for the Strong Heart Study (SHS), the largest and longest running observational study of American Indian cardiometabolic health. Over its nearly 30 years, the SHS revealed an unexpected epidemic of cardiovascular disease in American Indians, related importantly to type 2 diabetes. The SHS represents a model of collaborative, community-engaged, clinical and translational team science, leveraging a geographically-dispersed, multiinstitutional, multidisciplinary group of investigators and tribal partners using the combined resources of a large population-based cohort as well as a companion family study and several ancillary- and sub-studies to address important health disparities. The SHS is now entering a new study phase with an expanded scientific focus in response to tribal community priorities. Dr. Umans will present an overview of the SHS, selected key findings, and will discuss current status of the study, access to study resources, and opportunities for collaboration.

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Earlier Event: October 4
TBS Workshop @ Georgetown University
Later Event: October 8
Office Closed