Before I considered studying Nursing in college, I was quite sure I wanted to major in Biology and do research. Although I chose to study Nursing, I have always been interested in the science of medicine and research. For that reason I am very pleased to help get information out about a study by the National Institutes of Health to my own church and greater community.
The focus of this study is on persons of Mennonite or Amish ethnicity who have Bipolar Disorder. It is not a fact that there is a high incidence of this disorder among Mennonites. Researchers selected a small ethnic group so that the study is based on a “tighter gene pool” to show how such disorders can be carried in families. It is my hope the DNA studies done from these willing persons will help medical researchers understand better the causes and then the treatment for this disorder.
If you are interested in participating in this important study, please contact: