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Project SuGAR

About Project SuGAR
Diabetes on the Sea Islands
Citizen Advisory Committee(CAC)
Publications and Presentations
Sea Islands Families Project (SIFP)
Calendar of Events

Further Reading and Research Efforts            

Further Information

Suggested Reading:

The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierre Leon-American Connection by Joseph Opala

The Gullah People and their African Heritage by William S. Pollitzer

The Legacy of Ibo Landing: Gullah Roots of African American Culture by Marquetta L. Goodwine

Further Research Efforts:

Medical University of South Carolina Lupus Erythematosus (MUSCLE) Research Group


 Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) in Type 2 Diabetes - We are using a GWAS approach to: (1) identify and characterize genetic variants that contribute to type 2 diabetes susceptibility in African American Sea Islanders of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, and (2) identify variants contributing to lipoprotein subclass predictors of cardiovascular outcomes measured using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).  [NIH Grant DK084350]