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Miller School Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Multiple Sclerosis in Hispanics

Jacob McCauley, Ph.D., associate professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Associate Director of the Center for Genome Technology within the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to expand genetic studies of multiple sclerosis within the Hispanic population.

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IMSGC: International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium

HIHG members attend the 2015 International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium

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Genetic Associations

April, 2012: A new article, “Genetic Associations
How an international collaboration launched a new era of MS research”, was recently featured on msdiscovery.org

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Miller School Researchers Expand Study of MS in Hispanics

Jacob McCauley, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Director of the Biorepository at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, has been awarded $641,140 from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to expand studies of multiple sclerosis in the Hispanic population. For their grant, “Exploring Multiple Sclerosis Genetics in Hispanics,” McCauley and his research team plan to conduct the largest study of Hispanic MS patients, examining more than 1,000 DNA samples.

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UM Researchers Contribute to Landmark MS Study

Coral Gables (August 15, 2011) — Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease. Many of the genes implicated in the study are relevant to the immune system, shedding light onto the immunological pathways that underlie the development of multiple sclerosis.

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