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Two national diabetes-related initiatives coordinated by MCG bioinformatics expert

roved health care," says Dr. Frank Treiber, MCG vice president for research. "Dr. McIndoe's work will speed the process of understanding the complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors in the development of human diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by enabling investigators across the nation to collaborate more efficiently. The scientific community and ultimately all of us benefit from these collaborations that enable access to such rich data bases and promote quicker scientific breakthroughs resulting in improved public health."

"The MCG School of Medicine is pleased with this major NIH award to Rick McIndoe, which will greatly strengthen our external competitiveness for other center grants," says Dr. D. Douglas Miller, dean of the School of Medicine. "It also will help our internal planning efforts in the area of data coordination for clinical translational research, a major strategic focus of the school."

At MCG, Dr. McIndoe also is the local director of informatics for two major newborn screening studies for type 1 diabetes. The studies are following thousands of patients over many years, collecting detailed data on everything from their infections to what that they eat to their fingernail clippings. He also is co-principal investigator on studies looking for biomarkers for type 1 diabetes.


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Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@mcg.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia
26-Oct-2006


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