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APOL1 and increased risk of Preeclampsia in West Africa

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Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

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APOL1 and increased risk of Preeclampsia in West Africa

Principal Institution

University of Ghana College of Health Sciences

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Osafo, Charlotte

Project Contact Information

Email: ceyosafo@gmail.com

Year(s) Awarded

2018-2023

Country

Ghana

Collaborators

University of Michigan

Project Description

Preeclampsia is a significant cause of maternal death and infant prematurity, particularly among West Africans and Americans of African descent. The ability to predict preeclampsia in expectant mothers, before obvious symptoms appear, may be possible using genetic tests. The proposed project will explore links between genetic variants and preeclampsia in West Africa and may result in novel predictive tests for this disease.

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