Lunch @UCSF with Gregory Marcus – 100K and counting: the Health eHeart Study
Lunch @UCSF with Gregory Marcus – 100K and counting: the Health eHeart StudyDOWNLOADABLE GUIDE TO SUNDAY EVENTS
By harnessing the power of smartphones, mobile health apps and other technology to learn more about what causes heart disease, and to develop better strategies to prevent and treat it, the Health eHeart Study is an ambitious initiative, which aims to gather “big data” from up to 1 million participants worldwide.
The study can be seen as “Framingham 2.0” – a modern take on the famous Framingham Heart Study, the landmark investigation that began in 1948 and recruited more than 5,000 adults in Framingham, Massachusetts to identify the common factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease.
The study has already generated buzz in the mobile health app world, and received recent coverage in the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and the popular BBC television series, Horizon. It also enrolled more than 1,000 people in the first five days, and by press time had enrolled 4,000 adults ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. Participants hail from all 50 states, and from every continent except Antarctica.
Join Marcus, a Health eHeart Study principal investigator, to learn more about this global, Internet-based research platform designed to leverage the latest technologies to make cardiovascular research more accessible and fruitful for patients and investigators alike.
Registration is required.