University of Chicago researchers are recruiting Chicago residents, 35 years and older, to participate in an important new health study. If you participate, you will receive $50 for your efforts, plus have access to the results of the study through the researchers’ newsletter. The researchers will follow up with you once every two or three years.
The Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS) aims to achieve a greater understanding of how lifestyle, environment, genetics and health care-related factors affect health. Diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, occur more frequently in Chicago than other parts of the U.S. and the researchers hope to develop new strategies to reduce the incidence of such chronic diseases among Chicagoans.
The research team needs to recruit individuals who represent the racial and ethnic make-up of Chicago and has come to Rogers Park because of our neighborhood’s diversity. The research team needs to recruit individuals who represent the racial and ethnic make-up of Chicago and has come to Rogers Park because of our neighborhood’s diversity. The researchers initially will be recruiting and interviewing 3,000 people, but eventually plan to include up to 100,000 citywide.
If you are interested in participating in their study or would like more information, contact Shavonne Norlin at773-702-9338, extension 3.
You may also visit the researchers website at http://compass.uchicago.edu.