Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor, an NINR-supported investigator at Yale University, was among the scientists and researchers named as recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers in early stages of their independent research careers.
Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Nursing. Her research interests include the "omics" (genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics), hypertension, metabolic syndrome, pediatrics, and minority health across the lifespan. She is the principal investigator on the NINR-supported Intergenerational Blood Pressure Study to better understand the effect of psychological, environmental, and genetic factors on blood pressure in African American women and their young children.
To read the press release on this year’s PECASE awardees, please visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/09/president-obama-honors-federally-funded-early-career-scientists.