University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Bio for Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.
Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.

Nancy Jenny, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Department of Pathology


Contact Information
E-mail: Nancy.Jenny@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Colchester Research Facility, 360 South Park Drive, 206C, Colchester, VT 05446

Website

Jenny Lab

Education

1986 B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1990 Ph.D.,Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Research Interests

To examine how inflammatory and immune factors are associated with development and progression of aging-related diseases like atherosclerosis, dementia and frailty. My research covers hypothesis-driven studies of relationships between inflammation and immune phenotypes with disease to genome wide association studies looking to identify new pathways associated with inflammation and immunity.

Academic Appointments

2013 – Present Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2003 – 2013 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2000 – 2003 Research Associate, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
1999 – 2000 Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
1993 – 1999 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1990 – 1993 Postdoctoral Training Fellow, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program for Academic Trainees, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Awards and Honors

2008 - 2011 American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Council Spring Conference Program Committee
2008 - 2009 International Scientific Advisory Board of the XXIInd International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress
2007 - Present American Heart Association International Mentoring Program
2006 Fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
2006 Selected to attend Sixth Annual Short Course in Statistical Genetics for Obesity and Nutrition Researchers sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases
2005-2011 Editorial Board: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
2004 Junior Faculty Travel Award to attend the American Geriatrics Society Research Agenda for Frailty in Older Adults: Towards Better Understanding of Physiology and Etiology Conference
2003 Finalist, American Heart Association National Scientific Sessions. Poster Competition in Population Science
2002 Finalist, Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension Epidemiology, American Heart Association
2001 American Heart Association, Travel Stipend to Attend Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
1999 National Institutes of Health, Travel Award to Attend Ethics in Science Workshop
1995 National Institutes of Health, Young Investigator Travel Award to Attend International Symposium on Basement Membranes
1992 and 1994 American Heart Association, Travel Stipend for Young Investigators
1991 American Society of Hematology, Travel Award
1990 - 1993 Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program for Academic Trainees
1989 Biochemistry/Biophysics Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1986 Phi Lambda Upsilon (National Chemistry Honorary)

Publications

2014 Fitzpatrick AL, Irizarry MC, Cushman M, Jenny NS, Chi GC, Koro C.. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and risk of dementia in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Aug;235(2):384-91. [PubMed - in process]

2014 Allison MA, Jenny NS, McClelland RL, Cushman M, Rifkin D. The associations of adipokines with selected markers of the renin-angiotensinogen-aldosterone system: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Jun 12. [PubMed - in process]

2014 Jenny NS, Blumenthal RS, Kronmal RA, Rotter JI, Siscovick DS, Psaty BM. Associations of pentraxin 3 with cardiovascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Thromb Haemost. 2014 Jun;12(6):999-1005. [PubMed - in process]

2014 Allison MA, Jenny NS, McClelland RL, Cushman M, Rifkin D. The associations of adipokines with selected markers of the renin-angiotensinogen-aldosterone system: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Jun 12. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

2014 Hughes-Austin JM, Wassel CL, Jiménez J, Criqui MH, Ix JH, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Budoff MJ, Jenny NS, Allison MA. The relationship between adiposity-associated inflammation and coronary artery and abdominal aortic calcium differs by strata of central adiposity: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Vasc Med. 2014 Jun 6. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

2014 Rifkin DE, Khaki AR, Jenny NS, McClelland RL, Budoff M, Watson K, Ix JH, Allison MA. Association of Renin and aldosterone with ethnicity and blood pressure: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Am J Hypertens. 2014 Jun;27(6):801-10. [PubMed - in process]

2014 Fitzpatrick AL, Irizarry MC, Cushman M, Jenny NS, Chi GC, Koro C. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and risk of dementia in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Atherosclerosis. 2014 May 22;235(2):384-391. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

2014 Suzuki T, Voeks J, Zakai NA, Jenny NS, Brown TM, Safford MM, LeWinter M, Howard G, Cushman M. Metabolic Syndrome, C-reactive Protein, and Mortality in U.S. Blacks and Whites: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study. Diabetes Care. 2014 May 30. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

2014 Kocarnik JM, Pendergrass SA, Carty CL, Pankow JS, Schumacher FR, Cheng I, Durda P, Ambite JL, Deelman E, Cook NR, Liu S, Wactawski-Wende J, Hutter C, Brown-Gentry K, Wilson S, Best LG, Pankratz N, Hong CP, Cole SA, Voruganti VS, Bužkova P, Jorgensen NW, Jenny NS, Wilkens LR, Haiman CA, Kolonel LN, Lacroix A, North K, Jackson R, Le Marchand L, Hindorff LA, Crawford DC, Gross M, Peters U. Multiancestral analysis of inflammation-related genetic variants and C-reactive protein in the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2014 Apr 1;7(2):178-88. [PubMed - in process]

2014 Jenny NS, Cushman M. C-reactive protein: initiator or product of inflammation? Circ Res. 2014 Feb 14;114(4):596-7. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2014 Whelton SP, Narla V, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Jenny NS, Al-Mallah MH, Michos ED. Association between resting heart rate and inflammatory biomarkers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and fibrinogen) (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Am J Cardiol. 2014 Feb 15;113(4):644-9. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

For a complete list of Nancy Jenny's publications, please visit PubMed.