Leigh Ann Simmons

PhD Student Scott and Simmons Receive Award for NIH F31 NRSA Proposal

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.

Duke School of Nursing Faculty Receive Bass Connections Grant to Study Postpartum Depression

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.

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