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2018 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor Presents "Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and Counting…"

May 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Taylor

On May 22, Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor will present the second 2018 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her presentation, “Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and Counting…” Dr. Taylor will describe her research trajectory and current program of research, which addresses the genomics of chronic disease in African Americans. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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About the Speaker

Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN is the inaugural Vernice D. Ferguson Endowed Professor in Health Equity at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.

Dr. Taylor’s work focuses on the genomics of chronic disease among African-American populations. Her current research examines the effect of psychological, genetic, and epigenetic factors on blood pressure in Black/African-American women and their young children. Dr. Taylor is also conducting a study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Taylor formerly served as tenured faculty and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Taylor was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers in early stages of their independent research careers. Her long-term goal is to develop nursing interventions to prevent and reduce omic-environment risks associated with health disparities.

About the Event

This event is free and open to the public. The event will not be webcast, but it will be available on YouTube a few weeks following the lecture.

To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / nathan.brown2@nih.gov or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days before the event.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

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