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Looking for Participants/Syracuse Lead Study Expands Recruiting
The Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Falk College is expanding recruitment for the Syracuse Lead Study. Additional zip codes are 13203 and 13208, in addition to the existing areas of 13204, 13205 and 13207. 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 Syracuse Lead Study and Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health. 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. Participants and their parents/guardians will be compensated for their time with a stipend of up to $120.
The study consists of two appointments, which 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 six hours in total.
Contact: For more information about the Syracuse Lead Study, please call 315-443-4907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org