Jackson Heart Study Leadership Transition News Conference
Media Contact: Jack Mazurak at 601-984-1970.WHAT:
News conference about leadership transition at the Jackson Heart Study
2:30 p.m. TODAY
, Wednesday, Nov. 13
Center Stage, Jackson Medical Mall, 2548 Livingston Rd, Jackson, MS 39213
After 15 years of building and leading the Jackson Heart Study, Dr. Herman Taylor, UMMC professor of cardiology, plans to step away, effective Nov. 18. He leaves a legacy of accomplishment that elevated the JHS to one of the nation’s foremost population studies.
With more than 5,000 research participants, the Jackson Heart Study is the nation’s largest population study of risks for cardiovascular disease in African-Americans.
The ongoing, multi-million dollar program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is a research and education program that draws together the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College and Jackson State University.