Dr. Nancy Swords Jenny is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Jenny joined the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research. Her research focuses on the associations of inflammatory and immune factors with development and progression of aging-related diseases like atherosclerosis, dementia and frailty. Her ongoing projects range from hypothesis-driven studies of relationships between inflammation and immune phenotypes with disease to genome wide association studies looking to identify new pathways linking inflammation and immunity with disease. Dr. Jenny is involved in the Laboratory and other committees for several molecular and genetic epidemiological studies including the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study as well as serving as the laboratory liaison for the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in American (MASALA) Study.