Year One Data | Department of Psychology

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Year One Data

A Closer Look:

To examine the relationship between social vigilance and subclinical atherosclerosis as well as test hypotheses regarding the bidirectional relationship between vigilance and the social environment as it relates to stress and disease risk.

• Funded by the National Institutes of Health

• University of North Texas
• UTSouthwestern Medical Center
• University of Utah
• Penn State University
• University of California, San Diego
• Our local partners and community

• Enrolled 300 community participants(150 men, 150 women)
• Initial Recruitment - November 3 (UNT Homecoming)
• Sample completed: - September 14
• Total time: 10 months/11 days

• 300 carotid artery scans performed and read

• 1,500 Cryovials of serium
• 1 gallon of good Texas Blood collected
(1 teaspoon at a time)
• 12,300 pages of survey data
• 11,400 phone-based assessments
• 14,000 Blood Pressure readings
• 1,200 hours of sleep data
• $420,500 into local economy

• Process and analyze the data
• Write up findings for publication and report to NIH
• Write the follow-up grant to continue the study past 2015
• Nov. 2014 - bring participants back for round 2 of data collection

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