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CGS Seminar: “Investigating the Genomics of Early Childhood Oral Health—ZOE: a Community-based Genetic Epidemiologic Study Conducted in NC Head Start Programs” Kimon Divaris, Pediatric Dentistry, UNC School of Dentistry

January 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The talk will describe the rationale, design and early insights from an ongoing genetic epidemiologic study of early childhood oral health in NC. The project is based on five-year NIH award totaling $8.4 million aimed to investigate the genetic underpinning of ECC among a multi-ethnic community-based sample of approximately 9,000 preschool-age children enrolled in Head Start program across NC. The study includes substantial proportions of minority populations traditionally under-represented in research, including African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos and will entail a trans-ethnic genome-wide association study for ECC, examining the joint contribution of environmental, behavioral and genomic influences on early childhood oral health.

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Date:
January 12, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm