Megan Wenner, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences, is studying whether early changes in blood vessel function in middle-aged women may be a marker for future cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, accounting for about one in every five female deaths, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. While the overall mortality rates for heart disease have fallen over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in cardiovascular disease mortality rates for women ages 35 to 54. Read the full article here.


  • Katherine Haigh was selected to attend the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) at the National Institutes of Health.


  • Andrew Kuczmarski receives a Summer Doctoral Fellowship through the University of Delaware to attend an ultrasound class a Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Dr. Megan Wenner earns travel award from UD’s Institute for Global Studies to travel to and present research at the 15th International Conference on Endothelin in Prague,Czech Republic.
  • Dr. Wenner discusses women’s heart health with cardiologist Dr. Robin Horn on WJBR Focus on The Delaware Valley.