Syracuse Lead Study Continues Recruitment
The Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Falk College continues to actively recruit for the Syracuse Lead Study. Eligible zip codes are 13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13206, 13207, 13208, 13210 and 13224. The study is examining environmental toxins (lead) that collect in our system and how that impacts stress response and cardiovascular health.
“Recruitment will continue until we reach our goal of 300 participants,” says Brooks Gump, principal investigator for the study and Falk Family Endowed Professor. In addition to residence in the outlined zip codes, participants need to be 9, 10 or 11 years of age and consider their race as black or white. Siblings are eligible for participation. Children and their parents/guardians will be compensated for their time with a stipend of up to $120.
The study consists of two appointments that involve a blood draw, collection of hair and urine samples, body measurements, two echocardiograms, questionnaires and computer games. Visit appointments will occur on and off-campus and will take approximately seven hours in total. For more information about the Syracuse Lead Study please call 315-443-4907 or visit the website at syracuselead.syr.edu