Correa named leader of Jackson Heart Study

January 14, 2016 in Health

The Mississippi Link Newswire Dr. Adolfo Correa, a physician-scientist with a strong record of clinical care, population-based research and leadership, has been appointed director and principal investigator of the Jackson […]

New study suggests link between obesity and kidney disease in black men

April 23, 2013 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A study in Jackson-area African-Americans found a correlation between weight and chronic kidney disease in obese men but not in the same category of women.

“I kind of had a hunch about that,” said Dr. Marino Bruce, assistant professor of medicine and the study’s principal investigator. “So we designed a study that would pick up those differences if they existed.

“In a nutshell, the findings say we need to pay more attention to weight status in African-American men.”