According to University of Florida College of Nursing associate professor Jennifer Dungan, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N, many of the current symptom profiles and lab tests for heart disease do not accurately reflect known differences in women’s heart disease. This oversight has led to increased gaps in health care equity. That said, she has identified a specific gene she believes may be responsible, named RAP1GAP2.
StartGNV hosted a live ‘Ask me Anything’ on Thursday, March 25, 2021, to highlight women in Gainesville innovation. The three panelists were UF Innovate | The Hub resident clients Helena Cowley, president and CEO of Oxidien Pharmaceuticals; Victoria Liu, founder of Byppo; and our very own Jennifer Harrell, interim assistant director of UF Innovate | The Hub.