Seminar Series : Seminars Series II

Hispanic Community Health Study: Clinical and Translational Aspects and Implications

Hispanic Community Health Study: Clinical and Translational Aspects and Implications

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is the largest NIH funded study of Hispanic/Latino health ever conducted. The HCHS/SOL is important because it is (a) examining likely causal factors of disease in a diverse population; and (b) identifying important variables that are likely to influence health care as health maintenance moves from the clinic to the community. The study is assessing risk factors for and prevalence of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders, kidney and liver dysfunction, diabetes, cognitive impairment, dental problems, and hearing disorders. Data from the study will be presented. The lecture will also address current ancillary studies and opportunities for UM personnel to propose new ancillary studies or publications based on the HCHS/SOL.