Congratulations to Jewel Scott, PhD student; and her sponsor Leigh Ann Simmons, associate professor; who have received an award for their NIH F31 NRSA proposal entitled “Positive Social Determinants of Health and Blood Pressure among Young Black Women with a History of Early Life Stress." The project dates for this award is April 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 and was awarded $48,759.
Leigh Ann Simmons
The Graduate School has recognized Leigh Ann Simmons, associate professor, with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
She will receive $3,000 and will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 27 at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Congratulations to Leigh Ann Simmons and her entire team who have received an award from the Duke University School of Nursing and King’s College London for their application entitled "Paternal Influences on Overweight and Obesity among Preschool Age Children." This project has been awarded $10,735 for a one-year period with a start date of April 16, 2018.
Leigh Ann Simmons delivered the keynote at the 12th Annual North Carolina Alliance for Healthy Communities Education Conference "Patient Engagement" on October 24 in Cary, North Carolina. The title of her talk was "Patient Engagement: Is It a Reality?".
Leigh Ann Simmons published an article entitled "Prevalence and correlates of postdiagnosis initiation of complementary and alternative medicine among patients at a comprehensive cancer center" in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Abstract
Leigh Ann Simmons presented on "Listening to the Heart: Lifestyle Changes" as part of an "Ask the Experts" panel on "Heart Tones/Brain Waves: The Mind/Body Connection" at the American Heart Association Meeting.
Leigh Ann Simmons was interviewed in Medscape on the benefits of a personalized medicine approach in tackling the obesity epidemic. The full interview can be read here. Free subscription is required to read the article.
Leigh Ann Simmons, Duke University School of Nursing associate professor, received a Bass Connections grant to study the relationship between high fat/high protein diets and postpartum depression.
Dr. Simmons and her fellow researcher Staci Bilbo, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, will be conducting a translational study in mice and humans looking at metabolomic and inflammatory markers for postpartum depression that result from high fat/high protein diet.