New Sickle Cell Trait Study in USA

New Sickle Cell Trait Study in USA

Genomics of Exertion Related Events in Sickle Cell Trait

The Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is conducting a study to better understand the association between Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and Exercise Related Events (EREs) such as exercise-related muscle damage, heat stroke, and collapse.

Their Goals

Collect scientific data needed to guide more evidence-based and prudent treatment and policy decisions that impact the Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) population in both civilian and military sectors.

The study will search for genetic markers of EREs in individuals with SCT. They invite African American SCT positive men and women who are military personnel, military families, or civilian between the ages of 18 to 80 years, with or without a history of EREs to participate. The study will involve completing an authorization form allowing our study physician to gather health information from you and your healthcare provider, questionnaires on medical history, and a one-time blood draw. Participants may be compensated for their time.

Please contact the USU Human Performance Lab at to sign up or if you would like additional information regarding how you can participate.

Please see the document below for more information on the study.