Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute,
Ohio State University,
Rebecca D. Jackson, M.D., began as a basic scientist, but over time, she grew interested in medically related questions. One of her current passions is research on issues related to women's health. In the early 1980s, evidence was mounting that disease development and outcomes were very different for women compared to men. But it wasn't clear why, Dr. Jackson remembers.Toward finding answers, the NIH put out a call for research to address the health concerns of post-menopausal women. The timing was perfect for her to get involved, Dr. Jackson said, since she was conducting research on osteoporosis - a disorder that disproportionately affects women over 50.
Atherosclerosis risk, Carotid artery, Magnetic resonance imaging,Iron,Brain Injuries, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Bone, Hip Fracture