Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Strong Heart Family Study

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Cole, Shelley A.
Collaborating Institutions
University of North Carolina
Funded by
Research Start Date

The long-term goal of the Strong Heart Family Study is to detect, map, and identify polymorphic genes that influence variation in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other related disorders that are major health problems in American Indians.

Collaborative Project