The University of Mississippi Medical Center is responsible for overall study coordination, communications, data management,analytical/statistical support, conducting annual follow-up interviews with the JHS participants, determining and classifying of CVD events (heart attack, stroke, heart failure), and facilitating and participating in JHS initiatives.

The objectives of the Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center are to:

1.       Provide overall scientific and administrative leadership and coordination for the JHS and its collaborating centers;

2.       Implement quality control and quality assurance procedures for data collection activities of the JHS and its reviews and classifications of strokes among members of the JHS cohort;

3.       Maintain and update the JHS database management system;

4.       Maintain and update the JHS policies and protocol for data sharing and distribution;

5.       Coordinate operation of the JHS Ancillary Studies program;

6.       Maintain and update JHS repository datasets;

7.       Provide scientific and methodological expertise and support;

8.       Provide for JHS operational and scientific coordination and participate in JHS initiatives and committees; and

9.       Maintain and update JHS public and internal websites.

Renewal of the contract for the JHS CC was awarded to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) on August 16, 2013.  The JHS CC is supported by National Institute of Health contract HHSN268201300046C from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  

 The objectives of the Jackson Heart Study Field Center are to:

1.      Contact all surviving JHS cohort members annually to maintain current contact information, obtain medical information relevant to the JHS, and convey information about the JHS and its ancillary studies

2.      Investigate and record morbidity and mortality status among JHS participants

3.      Provide scientific and methodological expertise for analyzing and publishing JHS findings

4.      Facilitate access to JHS resources and expertise to interested researchers and students

5.      Participate in JHS initiatives and committees, including manuscript development and reports

 Renewal of the contract for the JHS FC was awarded to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) on August 16, 2013. The JHS FC is supported by National Institute of Health contract HHSN268201300047C from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 

Website: 
http://www.umc.edu/