Loyola University Chicago, Marcell Niehoff School of Nursing, United States
Dr. Karen Saban is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Innovation at Loyola University Chicago and a Research Health Scientist at the Edward Hines VA Hospital. Dr. Saban’s research seeks to integrate social context and inflammation with epigenetic signature to explain disparities in cardiovascular disease/stroke in disadvantaged women and to examine interventions that may ameliorate stress-related inflammation in vulnerable populations. She recently completed a randomized controlled trial examining the effectiveness of an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in improving psychological well-being, reducing inflammatory burden, and decreasing cardiovascular risk in women Veterans. She also completed an NINR K01 examining social stress and epigenetic signature in African American women at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Saban is actively engaged in professional organizations including the American Heart Association and Midwest Nursing Research Society.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:55 PM – 4:11 PM