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Research Grand Rounds Presents:  “The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos: Building the project, baseline findings, and future research opportunities” 

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

Following training in endocrinology and a junior faculty position at UT Southwestern, Dr. Avilés-Santa joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2006 to direct the Hispanic Community Health Study - Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL), assessing risks and protective factors for chronic (particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary) diseases, and their morbid outcomes in diverse Hispanic/Latino populations. She is an expert on the study and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in underserved populations, particularly among Hispanic communities. HCHS-SOL has enrolled over 16,000 adults of Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Central American, and South American backgrounds, into a rigorous and comprehensive longitudinal study, spanning sites in Chicago, Miami, San Diego, and New York (the Bronx), creating a unique multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research team to address important health disparities impacting understudied and heretofore under-characterized populations. Her presentation will provide an overview of the HCHS-SOL, its rationale and design; discuss some of the key early findings; its current status, and potential opportunities for collaboration. 

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Earlier Event: September 3
Office Closed
Later Event: September 27
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