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CAI Awards PCAP Funds for New Project on Atrial Fibrillation

CAI recently awarded Patient-Oriented Cardiovascular Academic Projects (PCAP) Funds for Dr. Marcie Berger, Department of Medicine. Dr. Berger is collaborating with Dr. Paul Auer, Department of Biostatistics and Dr. Ridhima Kapoor, Department of Medicine on the project entitled "The Role of Genetic Variants Accounting for Atrial Fibrillation: Comparing White and Non-white Populations in the UK Biobank Cohort."

The study compares the prevalence of AF between white and non-white subjects, the prevalence of comorbidities related to AF, and previously published AF polygenic risk score(s).