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Heitkemper To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, Nov. 14 in Lipsett

Dr. Heitkemper

Dr. Margaret Heitkemper

Dr. Margaret Heitkemper will present the fourth 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. In her presentation “Symptom Science in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Biomarkers to Intervention,” she will describe her program of research that 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.

Heitkemper is professor and chair, 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.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to NIH to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

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