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A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research  

Differences in culture, socioeconomic status, environmental exposures, access to health care and other factors may influence the expression of the underlying genetic architecture of autism and lead to alterations in prevalence and clinical severity. While most large-scale research programs are disproportionately comprised of Caucasian individuals, these recruitment biases compromise the generalizability of current findings and prevent a systematic evaluation of differences across racial/ethnic groups. Therefore, the need to present researchers with effective strategies for successful inclusion of minorities in research is critical and timely. Effective strategies for the successful recruitment and retention of a representative sample of Latino subjects will be evaluated and developed to meet the recruitment goals of the Center for Genomic and Phenomic studies in Autism at the University of Southern California (USC). Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $40,981.00
Project Number 5R03HG005042-02
Principal Investigator Lajonchere, Clara
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SD. Enhance existing case-control studies to enroll racially and ethnically diverse populations affected by ASD by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $3,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Southern California
State/Country California
Web Link 1 A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research (supplement) | $32,846.00 | 2009 | 3R03HG005042-02S1
A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research - Lajonchere | $54,628.00 | 2008 | R03HG005042-01