Young, black women have the highest rate of developing lupus and are most likely to be diagnosed at a younger age than whites and during childbearing years, according to a new U-M study of lupus in Southeastern Michigan. The findings are based on data collected as part of the Michigan Lupus Epidemiology & Surveillanc (MILES) program, a public health initiative in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Community Health.
MICHR has supported lead author Emily Somers, PhD, ScM and the MILES program in a number of ways, including an enormous amount of work in project management, data abstraction, and data management. In addition, Dr. Somers was a 2006 PTSP scholar and now facilitates groups and mentors other scholars for the Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees series and the MICHR Research Studio.
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