Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Strong Heart Study Coordinating Center (Task A only)

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Cole, Shelley A.
Collaborating Institutions
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Funded by
National Institutes of Health
Research Start Date

The major goal of the contract is to provide infrastructure support for the continuation of the Strong Heart Study including oversight of its data and samples. Dr. Cole will director the Strong Heart Study Genetics center and Chair the Strong Heart Study Steering Committee.

Collaborative Project
Basic Research
Clinical Care
Diabetes and Obesity