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Taylor Gives NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor

Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor will present the second 2018 NINR Director’s Lecture on Tuesday, May 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Her presentation is titled “Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and Counting…” The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Taylor is the inaugural Vernice D. Ferguson endowed professor in health equity at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.

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. She is also conducting a study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, Mich.

Taylor formerly served as tenured faculty and associate dean of diversity and inclusion at Yale University School of Nursing. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 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.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to campus 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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