What is Happening with the Muscatine Heart Study
After the summer break exams are resuming for the CHAMPS study subjects at the Muscatine Study trailer at Muscatine High School, starting on September 10th, 2013. Exams are being scheduled for tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays. Current study participants are ninth graders at the high school. These will be follow up visits from two years ago when the students were attending junior high school. Later this fall, the Muscatine Study Trailer will relocate to the junior high schools to examine eighth graders for their follow up visits from 2 years ago.
The Muscatine Heart Study recently joined the I3C, the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium on cardiovascular research. Other I3C research locations include the Bogalusa Heart Study in Lousianna, The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study in Finland, The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study in Australia, The Minneapolis Childhood Cohort Studies in Minnesota, The Princeton Lipid Research Clinics Study in Ohio and The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Growth and Health Study (NGHS). You can read more about the I3C here.
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