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A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research  

Strategies will be identified to build effective partnerships between scientists and the Latino community. The University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) has identified one of its long-time collaborators, Fiesta Educativa, as the Community Partner in this effort. Fiesta Educativa is the California chapter of the larger national organization, whose mission is to provide culturally sensitive education and advocacy services to Spanish-speaking families of children with disabilities, including a rapidly growing number of families of children with autism. Fiesta plans to use the majority of its sub-award to identify and convene beneficiaries of the Center's research and key community informants to develop the strategies which are most likely to be effective in building the scientist/community partnership. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $30,000.00
Project Number 5R03HG005043-02
Principal Investigator Martinez, Irene
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 Fiesta Educativa, Inc.
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 - Martinez | $30,000.00 | 2008 | R03HG005043-01