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Director’s Lecture – Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin Presents "Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health"

August 3, 2020
To limit spread of the COVID-19 virus, NIH has urged staff to postpone, cancel, or convert upcoming meetings to virtual events. Based on this guidance, the next NINR Director’s Lecture will be held virtually.

On September 15, Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin will present “Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health,” from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m (EDT).

In this NINR Director's Lecture, Dr. Corwin will discuss symptom science and the biological mechanisms contributing to symptom development and health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women. This lecture will be broadcast live and archived at:


Director's Lecture Promo

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Corwin is the Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research and the Vice Dean for Research, Strategy, and Innovation at the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. Corwin received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology, followed by her PhD in Physiology, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After completing post-doctoral fellowships in Cardiology and Renal Physiology, she chose to return to school to become a nurse and a family nurse practitioner with the goal of conducting physiologically-based research to better understand the biobehavioral contributors to patient and family health outcomes. 

As well as serving as Vice Dean, Dr. Corwin remains an active scientist, serving as the Principal Investigator on NIH-funded R01 studies investigating the biobehavioral and omic underpinnings of health disparity, primarily among pregnant and postpartum African American women, their infants and children, and other underserved or socially disadvantaged populations. She has additionally expanded her research to include metabolomics technology, to allow her to identify the metabolites and metabolic pathways associated with chronic stress exposure and linked to adverse outcomes, including pregnancy and birth outcomes, as well as the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue. 

Dr. Corwin remains an active mentor, having served as primary mentor for multiple doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows engaged in exciting and cutting-edge research of their own. In her more than twenty years as a nurse researcher, she has either led or developed de novo the undergraduate Honors Program at four different schools of nursing. Dr. Corwin believes strongly in the importance of educating the next generation of dedicated, innovative, and scientifically rigorous nursing scientists in the world.

About the Event

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series brings top scientists from across the nation who are advancing nursing science in significant ways to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the broader biomedical research community. For more information, visit the event page

To request reasonable accommodations, please contact at least five days before the event. Real-time captioning will be available via VideoCast by pressing the CC icon on the video player. 

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