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The African American Heart Study

The observational African American Heart Study will investigate the association between lipoprotein(a) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in 5,000 African American participants in the U.S.

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC

Sponsor: Amgen

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Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Career Development Award

Applications are now open for the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Award Program which was created to increase diversity in clinical trials and transform the clinical research landscape. The initiative is comprised of the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Career Development Award (Winn CDA) for early-stage investigator physicians and the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials: Clinical Investigator Pathway Program (Winn CIPP) for medical students.

Winn CDA is a 2-year program with funding allotted ($120K/year) to protect 40% of Scholars’ work time for program participation, which includes research activity, training, career development planning, program events, and reporting. Winn CIPP is a 6-week summer externship designed to introduce medical students to the basics of clinical trials and work in community-based clinical research organizations to provide outreach, education, and engagement on clinical trials.


Deadline: May 12, 2023

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Amgen Announces Cardiovascular Study to Evaluate Association between Lipoprotein(a) and Cardiovascular Risk in African Americans

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.Feb. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the African American Heart Study, in collaboration with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), which will measure the association between Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in 5,000 African American individuals across the United States. ASCVD is defined as the buildup of cholesterol plaque in arteries and includes events such as heart attack and stroke.

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Stopping the Spread of Infectious Diseases: It’s flu season!

Getting the flu (Influenza) puts you at risk for serious illness, especially if you are age 65 or older, younger than age 2, pregnant or have a chronic health condition such as heart disease. Flu-related illness may also increase the risk of heart attack. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself and others.

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Stop The Spread

Take an active part in stopping the spread of flu today by getting vaccination as recommended by your healthcare provider. Then share the news by making certain your family and neighbors get vaccinated to.

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Adult Vaccination
Even though vaccines have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that were once harmful or deadly, thousands of adults in the U.S. are still susceptible because they have not been vaccinated. This informative guide will give you what you need to know about protecting your health.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness Update

Watch ABC COVID-19 Awareness Update Videos, View COVID-19: What to Do to Stay Safe and Protect Others, and View COVID Resources and other updates.






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The ABC Updates its CV DIBS Rankings

As part of its commitment to diversity in the workforce, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC), seeks to provide insight into cardiovascular (CV) training programs in the US. The Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Scorecard (DIBS), launched in November, 2020, is designed to understand and rank the diversity in CV academic training programs. This article updates the next phase of the initiative.

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We Are The Faces of Black Maternal Health

Leading Black Cardiologists and medical professionals share their professional and personal experience with Black Maternal mortality and morbidity – the health of women during preconception, pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum – as well as the impact it has on families.



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ABC Clinical Research Network

Comprised of investigators from a variety of therapeutic areas, the ABC CRN was developed to serve as a central “wheel hub” to identify and vet clinical trial opportunities, match investigators to trials of interest, and provide some of the infrastructure support that physicians say would be beneficial.

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