Participants Sought for Syracuse Lead Study
The Falk College’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition is seeking participants for a new research study aimed to improve children’s cardiovascular health. The Syracuse Lead Study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will examine environmental toxins that collect in the human body, such as lead, to understand their impact on stress response and cardiovascular health. By identifying cardiovascular risk factors, this research study will offer valuable information to improve child and adult health in communities throughout the country.
The Syracuse Lead Study is a four-year project focused on children ages 9, 10 or 11, who live in the 13204, 13205 or 13207 zip code areas and identify their race as black or white. Participants and their parents/guardians will be compensated for their time with a stipend of up to $120. The study consists of two appointments at Syracuse University. The first appointment involves a venous blood draw to measure lead levels and questionnaires regarding stressors and support systems. The second appointment requires two echocardiograms and the completion of several computer games in a laboratory setting. Time commitment is approximately five hours on campus.
“This is an important research study that will help us examine the impact toxins have on our health and well-being, allowing us to take part in improving the health of our nation, increasing the quality of life for individuals and families and potentially reducing the high cost of health care,” notes Brooks Gump, principal investigator for the Syracuse Lead Study and professor at Syracuse University.
To participate in the Syracuse Lead Study or for more information, please call 315-443-4907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.