– wonderful wonderful news shared today by ANGI project coordinator in Australia, Richard Parker*. Richard writes:
Thank you sincerely for help – we couldn’t have come so far without you. Here are some ANGI developments from 2014 to update you on what’s happening.
Firstly, the Klarman Family Foundation who fund the project, were very impressed with the success of ANGI and have granted Australia further funding to recruit an extra 1000 participants. The response from Australian participants has been trailblazing thus far and has outpaced participation in the United States, so to keep up this fantastic momentum, please keep spreading the word about ANGI as much as possible.
Secondly, we are in the process of extending collection to New Zealand, which will start in March 2015. This is a great opportunity to expand collection across the Tasman. Like Australia, New Zealand participants will also be asked to complete an online questionnaire and if eligible, provide a blood sample. If you do know of anyone who has experienced Anorexia Nervosa and lives in New Zealand, please direct them to ANGI NZ.
Please visit UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders every once and a while for further updates.
Again, we thank you for your participation and encourage you to spread the word about ANGI! Every blood sample counts.
* Richard Parker is with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
** For more background to this inspiring research project, click here.