BWHS research featured in Fall 2011 issue of Boston University School of Medicine: Campus & Alumni News

in Black Women's Health Study News
October 1st, 2011

New genetic risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus found in study of African American women

Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have found four new genetic variants in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) that confer a higher risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus”) in African American women.

Aetna Foundation supports study of obesity among African American women

As part of a $1 million funding program, the Aetna Foundation has provided a $233,000 grant to Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center for a two-year study of factors that influence obesity among African American women — including both individual and neighborhood-level factors — and the identification of the most effective small changes individuals can make to decrease obesity rates among African American women.

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Boston University School of Medicine: Campus & Alumni News (Fall 2011)