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 & Laboratory Medicine


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 & Laboratory Medicine, 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

2016 Judd SE, Morgan CJ, Panwar B, Howard VJ, Wadley VG, Jenny NS, Kissela BM, Gutiérrez OM. Vitamin D deficiency and incident stroke risk in community-living black and white adults. Int J Stroke. 2016 Jan;11(1):93-102. PMID: 26763025

2015 Olson NC, Doyle MF, de Boer IH, Huber SA, Jenny NS, Kronmal RA, Psaty BM, Tracy RP.Associations of Circulating Lymphocyte Subpopulations with Type 2 Diabetes: Cross-Sectional Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).PLoS One. 2015 Oct 12;10(10):e0139962. PMID: 26458065

2015 Durda P, Sabourin J, Lange EM, Nalls MA, Mychaleckyj JC, Jenny NS, Li J, Walston J, Harris TB, Psaty BM, Valdar W, Liu Y, Cushman M, Reiner AP, Tracy RP, Lange LA. Plasma Levels of Soluble Interleukin-2 Receptor a: Associations With Clinical Cardiovascular Events and Genome-Wide Association Scan. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Oct;35(10):2246-53. PMID: 26293465

2015 Olson NC, Butenas S, Lange LA, Lange EM, Cushman M, Jenny NS, Walston J, Souto JC, Soria JM, Chauhan G, Debette S, Longstreth WT, Seshadri S, Reiner AP, Tracy RP. Coagulation factor XII genetic variation, ex vivo thrombin generation, and stroke risk in the elderly: results from the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/jth.13111. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26286125 

2015 Garg PK, McClelland RL, Jenny NS, Criqui MH, Greenland P, Rosenson RS, Siscovick DS, Jorgensen N, Cushman M. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and risk of incident cardiovascular disease in a multi-ethnic cohort: The multi ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jul;241(1):176-82. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 May 16. PMID: 26004387

2015 Panwar B, Jenny NS, Howard VJ, Wadley VG, Muntner P, Kissela BM, Judd SE, Gutiérrez OM. Fibroblast growth factor 23 and risk of incident stroke in community-living adults. Stroke. 2015 Feb;46(2):322-8. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007489. Epub 2015 Jan 6. PMID: 25563643

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]

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