Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in Alaskan Natives

GOCADAN is a study of the contribution of genetics and environment to heart and vascular disease in several villages on Norton Sound. The study is a working partnership with the Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC), the tribally-owned, nonprofit corporation that provides medical care to people living in the Bering Straits region; Medstar Research Institute, Washington, DC; Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX. The study is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Principal Investigator
Barbara Howard, PhD, Medstar Research Institute

Collaborating Institutions
Medstar Research Institute, Washington DC
Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome AK
Cornell Medical Center, New York NY
Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio TX

Funded by
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health