ACTSI Investigator Dr. Jeanie Park in the News

Jeanie Park, MD, ACTSI investigator and assistant professor in Emory School of Medicine's Renal Division. She conducts research on sympathetic nerve activity and its dysregulation in patients at high cardiovascular risk, including those with kidney disease. Her goal is to improve our understanding of the exercise intolerance and poor physical capacity of these patients. In her studies at both Emory Hospital and the Atlanta VA Medical Center, she employs microneurography to obtain direct intraneural recordings of sympathetic nerve activity and other techniques such as lower body negative pressure and baroreflex testing using pharmacologic manipulation of blood pressure. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Recent Award

Dr. Park received VA Merit Award funding for her project entitled, Mechanisms of Sympathetic Overactivity in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. She is the first participant in the Department of Medicine's new Career Development Award Initiative and will have the opportunity to meet with a Transition Committee to help her be better prepared to obtain an NIH R award.

Recent Publication

Park et al. "Tetrahydrobiopterin lowers muscle sympathetic nerve activity and improves augmentation index in patients with chronic kidney disease." Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014 Dec 4;ajpregu.00409.2014. [Epub ahead of print] 

ACTSI-supported Science Advance: ACTSI-supported Research leads to a Potential New Option in Treating Chronic Kidney Disease