Dorie Schwertz, PhD, BSN, BA, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology
UIC College of Nursing (MC 802)
845 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Schwertz's research focuses on sex/gender differences in cardiac function and in the heart's response to certain factors. Dr. Schwertz's laboratory discovered basic sex differences in hearts. Her research now aims to (1) understand the role of sex, genetics, and hormones on heart function and (2) use this information to develop heart treatments that are optimized by sex/gender. Recent publications have appeared in leading journals and in the book Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women .
Current Funded Research Projects:
"Does estrogen regulate heart proteins and progression to heart failure?" is a study supported by the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Schwertz teaches "Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing" (NUSC 531); "Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners" (NUSC 533); "Laboratory Techniques for Nursing Research" (NUMS 549); seminars in Biobehavioral Nursing Research; and is a lecturer in Medical and Dental Pharmacology.
Current Research Projects: