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Dr. Margaret Heitkemper to Present: "Symptom Science in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Biomarkers to Intervention"

September 19, 2017
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On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Dr. Margaret Heitkemper will present the fourth 2017 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, “Symptom Science in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Biomarkers to Intervention," Dr. Heitkemper will describe her program of research which addresses the pathophysiology and biobehavioral treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the interaction of stress and symptoms in children and adults. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

About the Speaker:

Margaret McLean Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, and Co-Director, Center for Innovations in Sleep Self-Management at the University of Washington. Her current studies are examining blood and fecal metabolite levels, the microbiome, and intestinal permeability in men and women with IBS as well as peripheral markers of inflammation.

About the Event:

This event is free and open to the public. Register and add this event to your calendar. This event will not be webcast, but 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 / 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. Please visit for more information.

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