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Jennifer C. Sullivan, PhD

Dr. Sullivan is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of sex differences in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Her work has been continuously funded by the NIH and the American Heart Association since becoming a tenure track faculty member in 2008. Dr. Sullivan consistently publishes her work in the top journals in the field of hypertension, with over 120 peer reviewed articles. For her outstanding work, Dr. Sullivan has received numerous prestigious awards including the Inaugural John Laragh Research Award from the American Journal of Hypertension, the Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence from the American Heart Association Hypertension Council, and the Ernest Starling Lectureship Award from the American Physiological Society. As further evidence of her status in the scientific community, Dr. Sullivan has active leadership roles in national scientific societies such as the American Physiological Society and American Heart Association, serves on the editorial board and as associate editor for leading peer reviewed journals, and currently is chair of an NIH grant study section.

Dr. Sullivan is an exceptional educator and mentor, with a demonstrated commitment to the training of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members. She creates a challenging and collaborative training environment for all of her trainees while focusing on the needs of each individual. To date, she has successfully mentored 5 postdoctoral fellows, 8 PhD students as major advisor, 12 PhD students as a thesis committee member, 10 undergraduate students and 4 medical students. Dr. Sullivan’s trainees routinely earn prestigious fellowships, travel awards, and research recognition honors, and all are currently engaged in biomedical science related careers.

In addition to her scientific achievements, Dr. Sullivan serves as the Dean of the Graduate School, providing vision and leadership for over 40 graduate programs across the ten colleges and schools that make up Augusta University. In this role, she works collaboratively with the leadership to provide a rich intellectual environment for over 2,000 graduate student and partners with units across campus to develop, enhance, and promote graduate student services.

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