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Jennifer E Sanner Beauchamp

Jennifer E Sanner Beauchamp, PhD, RN

Nancy B. Willerson Distinguished Professorship
Associate Professor
Department of Research
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Dr. Sanner is the director of the UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Biobank and the faculty project lead of the University of Texas System Health Biobank Consortium. She received her BSN from Kent State University in Ohio and her MSN and PhD from UTHealth School of Nursing. Dr. Sanner has authored numerous journal and media articles on topics related to bio-behavioral cardiovascular risk factors and genetic biobanking. Her interest in bio-behavioral disease risk factors results from over 17 years of experience engaging in studies focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, including a multicenter project that resulted in a large-scale genetic biobank of bio-behavioral data from high-risk patients living with cardiovascular diseases, stroke, or cancer. Specifically, Dr. Sanner’s research has focused on identifying and supporting patients with cardiovascular diseases who may be vulnerable to the neurobiological effects of mood disorders placing them at risk for mortality and disability. Dr. Sanner’s research aims to contribute to a broader, bio-behavioral understanding of modifiable, nontraditional disease risk factors, including symptoms of mood disorders, in patients and informal caregivers living within the confines of chronic disease states.

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Sanner coauthors new journal article with two UTHealth deans (Jan 2018)

PARTNERS two-year research grant goes to Sanner’s “MEND” proposal (Jun 2017)

Sanner-Prossin project funded by Presidential Collaborative Research Award (Feb 2017)

New $3.4-million grant puts School of Nursing at core of state-wide biobank collaborative (Jan 2017)

Taiwan grant funds collaboration on different populations of cardiovascular disease patients (Jan 2016)