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McSweeney To Give NINR Director’s Lecture

Dr. Jean McSweeney
Dr. Jean McSweeney

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Dr. Jean C. McSweeney will present “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women,” from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. She will discuss her program of research that focuses on the symptoms of heart disease in women. The lecture will also be broadcast live and archived at

McSweeney is a professor and associate dean for research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She 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. McSweeney is the recipient of numerous awards, including AHA’s Katharine A. Lembright Award. 

She received her B.S.N. from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., her master’s from the University of Texas at Arlington and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research and the NIH Council of Councils. She is a fellow in the AHA and the American Academy of Nursing.

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