The HEIRS Study was initiated and funded by NHLBI, in conjunction with NHGRI: N01-HC-05185 (University of Minnesota), N01-HC-05186 (Howard University), N01-HC-05188 (University of Alabama at Birmingham), N01-HC-05189 (Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente), N01-HC-05190 (University of California, Irvine), N01-HC-05191 (London Health Sciences Centre), N01-HC-05192 (Wake Forest University). Additional support was provided by the University of Alabama at Birmingham General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) grant M01-RR00032, Southern Iron Disorders Center (J.C.B.), Howard University GCRC grant M01-RR10284, Howard University Research Scientist Award UH1-HL03679-05 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Office of Research on Minority Health (V.R.G.); and grant UC Irvine M01 RR000827 from the General Clinical Research Centers Program of the National Center for Research Resources National Institutes of Health (C.E.M.).
Besides any acknowledgments specific to a manuscript, the following should be included: Participating “HEIRS Study” Investigators and Institutions:
Birmingham, AL– University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Dr. Ronald T. Acton (Principal Investigator), Dr. James C. Barton (Co-Principal Investigator), Ms. Deborah Dixon, Dr. Susan Ferguson, Dr. Richard Jones, Dr. Jerry McKnight, Dr. Charles A. Rivers, Dr. Diane Tucker and Ms. Janice C. Ware. Irvine, CA – University of California, Irvine:
Dr. Christine E. McLaren (Principal Investigator), Dr. Gordon D. McLaren (Co-Principal Investigator), Dr. Hoda Anton-Culver, Ms. Jo Ann A. Baca, Dr. Thomas C. Bent, Dr. Lance C. Brunner, Dr. Michael M. Dao, Dr. Korey S. Jorgensen, Dr. Julie Kuniyoshi, Dr. Huan D. Le, Dr. Miles K. Masatsugu, Dr. Frank L. Meyskens, Dr. David Morohashi, Dr. Huan P. Nguyen, Dr. Sophocles N. Panagon, Dr. Chi Phung, Dr. Virgil Raymundo, Dr. Thomas Ton, Professor Ann P. Walker, Dr. Lari B. Wenzel and Dr. Argyrios Ziogas. London, Ontario, Canada – London Health Sciences Center:
Dr. Paul C. Adams (Principal Investigator), Ms. Erin Bloch, Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti, Ms. Arlene Fleischhauer, Ms. Helen Harrison, Ms. Kelly Jia, Ms. Sheila Larson, Dr. Edward Lin, Ms. Melissa Lopez, Ms. Lien Nguyen, Ms. Corry Pepper, Dr. Tara Power, Dr. Mark Speechley, Dr. Donald Sun and Ms. Diane Woelfle.
Portland, OR and Honolulu, HI – Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Northwest and Hawaii, and Oregon Health and Science University:
Dr. Emily L. Harris (Principal Investigator), Dr. Mikel Aickin, Dr. Elaine Baker, Ms. Marjorie Erwin, Ms. Joan Holup, Ms. Carol Lloyd, Dr. Nancy Press, Dr. Richard D. Press, Dr. Jacob Reiss, Dr. Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Ms. Aileen Uchida, Dr. Thomas Vogt and Dr. Dwight Yim.
Washington, D.C. – Howard University:
Dr. Victor R. Gordeuk (Principal Investigator), Dr. Fitzroy W. Dawkins (Co-Principal Investigator), Ms. Margaret Fadojutimi-Akinsiku, Dr. Oswaldo Castro, Dr. Debra White-Coleman, Dr. Melvin Gerald, Ms. Barbara W. Harrison, Dr. Ometha Lewis-Jack, Dr. Robert F. Murray, Dr. Shelley McDonald-Pinkett, Ms. Angela Rock, Dr. Juan Romagoza and Dr. Robert Williams.
Minneapolis, MN – University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview:
Dr. John H. Eckfeldt (Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Chair), Ms. Susie DelRio-LaFreniere, Ms. Catherine Leiendecker-Foster, Dr. Ronald C. McGlennen, Mr. Greg Rynders, Dr. Michael Y. Tsai and Dr. Xinjing Wang.
Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest University:
Dr. David M. Reboussin (Principal Investigator), Dr. Beverly M. Snively (Co-Principal Investigator), Dr. Roger Anderson, Ms. Aarthi Balasubramanyam, Ms. Elease Bostic, Ms. Brenda L. Craven, Ms. Shellie Ellis, Dr. Curt Furberg, Mr. Jason Griffin, Dr. Mark Hall, Mr. Darrin Harris, Ms. Leora Henkin, Dr. Sharon Jackson, Dr. Tamison Jewett, Mr. Mark D. King, Mr. Kurt Lohman, Ms. Laura Lovato, Dr. Joe Michaleckyj, Ms. Shana Palla, Ms. Tina Parks, Ms. Leah Passmore, Dr. Pradyumna D. Phatak, Dr. Stephen Rich, Ms. Andrea Ruggiero, Dr. Mara Vitolins, Mr. Gary Wolgast and Mr. Daniel Zaccaro.
NHLBI PROJECT OFFICE
Bethesda, MD – Ms. Phyliss Sholinsky (Project Officer), Dr. Ebony Bookman, Dr. Henry Chang, Ms. Kristianne Cooper, Dr. Richard Fabsitz, Dr. Cashell Jaquish, Dr. Teri Manolio and Ms. Lisa O’Neill.
NHGRI PROJECT OFFICE
Bethesda, MD – Dr. Elizabeth Thomson.
Dr. Jean MacCluer, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, also contributed to the design of this study.