Marjorie R. Jenkins, MD, FACP

Marjorie-JenkinsDr. Jenkins joins the FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH), on sabbatical, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) where she served as a tenured Professor of Medicine, Founding Director and Chief Scientific Officer for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s’ Health, Associate Dean for Women in Science, and the J. Avery Rush Endowed Chair for Excellence in Women’s Health Research. Prior to a career in medicine she was a chemical engineer with Kodak Eastman Chemical Company’s Control Systems Division. In August 2015, Dr. Jenkins will complete a Masters in Education for Health Professionals at Johns Hopkins University. During her tenure with FDA/OWH she will direct all medical initiatives and scientific engagement.

At TTUHSC since 2001, Dr. Jenkins’ work is evidence of her dedication to research and educational program innovation. In this capacity she served as the founding director of the TTUHSC Sex and Gender-Based Health Curriculum Program and Co-Chair of the President’s Task Force on Sex and Gender-Based Medicine. ( Dr. Jenkins was also the creator and program director for a web-based SGSH continuing medical education certificate program, “Y Does X Make a Difference” geared toward practicing physicians and nurses. As Founding Director and Chief Science Officer of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) she directed strategic planning and implementation of programs that fulfilled the institutes research and educational mission such as the Institute’s institution-wide seed grant research programs, CME series, curriculum development, and consumer messaging. Dr. Jenkins translational research focus is in the area of cancer immunotherapy where she worked with an NIH-funded team and for which she held the J. Avery Rush Endowed Chair for Excellence in Women’s Health Research. Clinically she provided specialty patient consultations and engaged with healthcare organizations to strategize sex and gender-specific women’s health programs and consumer engagement.

Dr. Jenkins has served nationally in positions, such as Program Chair of the 2015 National Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit, Co-Chair of the Reproduction Workgroup for NASA’s Decadal Review of Sex and Gender Research, a member of the Women’s Health Writing Group of the National Board of Medical Examiners, HRSA and NIH expert panel advisories and delivered greater than 110 presentations.

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