Monday, November 21, 2011

Introducing Janet Ludwig, Ph.D.

Janet Ludwig, Ph.D.

Please join us in welcoming Janet Ludwig, Ph.D. to the Hawthorn University Faculty.

Janet Ludwig was awarded her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Nutrition from the University of Arizona. Her research expertise involves determining how diseases can be improved or prevented by nutrition. She is particularly interested in determining the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, allergies and damage resulting from ischemic heart conditions. The administration of trace metals, such as zinc, and how they influence these conditions is being studied. She is author of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her findings at National Symposia. 

She has been Dean of Sciences at a nurse anesthesia school and she is an Adjunct Professor at a regional university where she teaches onsite and online.

Janet was a fellow in Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center and won a Research Career Development Award; National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood.

We welcome Dr. Ludwig’s expertise in human and international nutrition and on the role of nutrition in human performance and wellness to Hawthorn University and look forward to her contributions to the scholarship of the University, our students and faculty.