ARHMS needs you! Participation is easy!
Why get involved?
In the past, many healthcare professionals believed that MS was uncommon in the Hispanic/Latino population. However, recent studies, lead primarily by the ARHMS researchers, suggest an increase in the number of people throughout Latin America who have MS. ARHMS is looking to better understand unique characteristics of MS in this population and the need for more accessible and culturally relevant healthcare and social services. Understanding genetic and clinical differences between ethnic groups can yield important clues to the cause of MS.
Who can participate?
Anyone that self identifies as Hispanic/Latina and carries a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can join our research.
In order to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis in Hispanics, we are collecting patient's medical histories, examining medical records, and collecting blood samples and questionnaires. This is done through an in-office visit.
Where can I participate?
We invite you to contact your closest study location. Below are the locations of the sites that are enrolling new subjects. Each site will be happy to schedule an appointment which works best with your schedule.
USC Multiple Sclerosis Center
PI: Lilyana Amezucua
Coordinator: Ana Palomeque
USC Department of Neurology
Health Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
UC San Francisco
PI: Jorge Oksenberg
Coordinator: Stacy Hatcher
Francisco Sandler Neurosciences Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Box 3206
San Francisco, CA 94158
University of Miami
PI: Jacob McCauley
Coordinator: Patricia Manrique
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
1501 NW 10th Avenue, BRB-3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33136