Building Research Capacity in Developmental Origins of Cardiovascular Diseases (DO-CVD)
- Manuel Ramírez-Zea
- Dorairaj Prabhakaran
- Naomi Levitt
- Reynaldo Martorell
- Aryeh Stein
- Caroline Fall
- Santosh K Bhargava´s
- Linda Richter
- Shane Norris
- Cesar Gomes Victora
- Linda Adair
Researchers in training
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- New Dheli
- South Africa
- Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom.
- Sunder Lal Jain Hospital, Delhi, India.
- Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa.
- Department of Paeditrics, MRC/WITS Development Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Sout Africa.
- Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil.
- Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Purpose of the project
- To strengthen the design and analysis capacity for high quality DO-CVD research, including inter-generational findings, of interdisciplinary young researchers at the Centers of Excellence.
- To promote collaboration among researchers of Center of Excellence and the COHORTS project, for training and analysis of DO-CVD data.
- To develop a common standardized set of DO-CVD measurements that may be collected for future studies in COHORT sites and other cohort birth studies, particularly to study the relation between nutrition during early life, chronic inflammation and infection, cardio metabolic risk and socio –economic results during adulthood.
This project will support a series of technical meetings and workshops, as well as online activities and communications to promote interaction between COHORTS and researchers of the Centers of Excellence. This includes:
- Two training fellowships for researchers from other Centers of Excellence granted through competition.
- A 5-day workshop (New Delhi 2012) to develop common measurements for a follow-up study in COHORTS sites in order to assess the relation between early nutrition and infection, chronic inflammation, cardio-metabolic risk and socio-economic results during adulthood.
- Periodic online meetings (Skype, Elluminate) between COHORTS researchers and Centers of Excellence in order to follow up on the data analysis and writing of scientific papers.
Progress to date
On June, CIIPEC´S General Coordinator, Manuel Ramírez and Scientific Researcher Rebecca Kanter attended the COHORT´s initiative coordination meeting and training workshop at Cebu, Philippines.