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African-Americans receive less aggressive heart attack treatment

p>The study was supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Disorders.

The full text of the article can be viewed at the National Medical Association (NMA) Web site, www.nmanet.org, or through a direct link at www.nmanet.org/JMNA_Journal_Articles/OC317.pdf.

The JNMA was established in 1909 and is published monthly by the NMA. The NMA is the nation's oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of minority physicians and their patients.

The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health was established to address racial and ethnic disparities in health status, health care quality and quality of life. It represents a new model for addressing these issues with collaborative initiatives not only at Wake Forest Baptist, but with local academic institutions (e.g., Winston-Salem State University) and community entities.

The Angelou Research Center's focus includes: multidisciplinary research on minority health issues, translating research into effective models of care, community outreach and promotion of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences.


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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
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