UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
The purpose of this administrative supplement is to accelerate the pace of research in the current K08 grant. By its nature, the K-series grants provide generous support for the salary recovery of the principal investigator but limited resources for additional personnel. The lack of a dedicated full time statistical geneticist on this project became a limiting factor to its progress. With additional personnel we have been able to sufficiently enhance the tempo and progress of research on this project, given the time and energy-intensive nature of the data analysis. Our doctoral candidate has helped facilitate the management of extensive data sets along with creating the necessary computer programs and scripts for their analysis.