Academic Seminars

Alka Kanaya, M.D., to present seminar on 8/13/2019 at 12:00 LIB-110: “Cardiometabolic risk in South Asians: Findings from the MASALA Study”
August 6, 2019

Alka Kanaya, M.D.
Professor, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

“Cardiometabolic risk in South Asians: Findings from the MASALA Study”

South Asians comprise almost one-quarter of the world’s population and are the second fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. We have created a prospective cohort of South Asians called the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study, which is closely tied to the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) for valid cross-ethnic comparisons. Most of what we know about prevention and treatment is based on populations of European ancestry and the South Asian phenotype appears to be distinct. There is a need for data on South Asians to develop tailored prevention and treatment strategies for South Asians. In this presentation, Dr. Kanaya will review the key findings from the MASALA study and highlight the health policy impact of the study.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM, LIB-110
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas