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2019 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Jean C. McSweeney Presents: "Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women"

July 23, 2019
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On September 17, Dr. Jean C. McSweeney will present “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women,” from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET. Dr. McSweeney will discuss her program of research that focuses on the symptoms of heart disease in women. The lecture will take place in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

This lecture will also be broadcast live and archived:


About the Speaker

Jean C. McSweeney, RN, PhD, FAHA, FAAN is a professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. McSweeney is a research pioneer in the field of women’s cardiovascular disease, publishing the first study that described women’s symptoms. Her studies about women’s prodromal and acute symptoms of heart disease across ethnic groups have received international media coverage. She served as lead author on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Statement on Ischemic Heart Disease in Women. Dr. McSweeney is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AHA’s Katharine A. Lembright Award.

She received her BSN from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, master’s from the University of Texas at Arlington, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research and the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils. She is a Fellow in the AHA and the American Academy of Nursing.

About the Event

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. For more information, visit:

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