September 28, 2012 (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Division of Special Populations (DSP), NICHD
6100 Executive Boulevard, Conference Room 4B01, Rockville, Maryland
Jackson Heart Study Kids (JHS Kids) is a feasibility study that intends to enroll children and grandchildren of participants who took part or are taking part in the JHS, the largest study of heart disease risk factors among African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Investigators seek to identify early life risk factors (environmental and hereditary) for obesity and heart disease to inform the design of appropriate early intervention and prevention strategies. Speakers will share their experiences with engaging families in this effort.
- Bettina M. Beech, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Professor and Vice Chair
Wake Forest School of Medicine
- Warren A. Jones, M.D., FAAFP
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Presentation (PDF - 1.78 MB)
Registration is free and open to the public.
Dr. Regina James, DSP, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-2692