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Project Title

Project Title

A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Lajonchere, Clara

Description

Description

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).

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

40981

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Southern California

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

5R03HG005042-02

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research (supplement) | 32846 | 2009 | 3R03HG005042-02S1
A model for inclusion of minorities in genetic research - Lajonchere | 54628 | 2008 | R03HG005042-01

 
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