Expanding Nevada's access to leading-edge clinical trials and fostering new connections with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies
Thank you for your interest in the Healthy Nevada Project. Due to recent developments regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Healthy Nevada Project has suspended operations at all of our locations as of 3/13/2020 out of an abundance of caution. The health of our participants and staff are of utmost importance to us, and we regret that we will be unavailable for the foreseeable future. Please check back soon and follow us on social media for important new updates regarding the Healthy Nevada Project.
A Second Chance: How the Healthy Nevada Project Changed a Mom’s Life
"My primary concern was making sure that we did whatever we could to make sure she could still live a long and happy life," explained Casey Stiteler, Jordan’s husband. Expecting to learn about her ancestry, Jordan joined the Healthy Nevada Project. Instead, she received an unexpected call, which she says saved her life. I'm healthy, [...]
Always ready with a smile to greet and guide Healthy Nevada Project study participants through testing, Team Lead Keagan Angevin has another not-so-secret passion: soccer. Unknown to Angevin, when he started playing soccer at the age of five, he would eventually work his way to his dream of playing semi-professional soccer. We believe our Healthy [...]
“It’s almost like being given a crystal ball, you get to know a little bit about how your future could pan out when you have the opportunity to make a change for a more positive outcome,” shared Healthy Nevada Project study participant, Jordan Stiteler about the Healthy Nevada Project study during the recent expansion to [...]
Healthy Nevada Project: Meet A Different Kind of PI
Navigating smooth and rough waters, every ship has a captain, charting the ship’s path to arrive at their final destination safely. Clinical trials, like the Healthy Nevada Project study, need a captain too. But in a clinical trial or study, this person is known as the Principal Investigator or PI for short. Without the PI, [...]
Spitting is a good thing. When it is in the name of science and in a tube for the Healthy Nevada Project study! But, why is it necessary to spit in a tube to collect DNA for the study? We hear this question often from participants. “There are numerous ways to collect DNA,” explained Dr. [...]
Healthy Nevada Project Sharing Clinical Results with Consenting Participants
Renown and DRI’s Health Study Powered by Helix Notifying Volunteers of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Risk Reno, Nev. (Oct. 2, 2018) – The Healthy Nevada Project led by Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) is announcing another landmark milestone – returning clinical results to consenting study participants and if they choose, providing guidance for treatment and additional testing for […]
What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC)?
400 1 in 400 Americans The Healthy Nevada Project research team is looking at the occurrence of important inherited genetic variants in our population that increase the risk of certain diseases. These include Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast, and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome. Early detection of disease-causing variants in the genes associated with these conditions [...]
This landmark study is one of the first in the country to return clinically actionable results to study participants. This means your simple saliva sample can help you learn your genetic risks tied to heart disease and certain cancers, and what lifestyle changes can help reduce risk and detect disease early. Study participants Receive genetic […]
ABOUT 1 IN 500 HAVE LYNCH SYNDROME IN THE US 1 in 500 Americans The Healthy Nevada Project research team is looking at the occurrence of important inherited genetic variants in our population that increase the risk of certain diseases. These include Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hereditary Breast, and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome. Early [...]