IEEM Celebrates 20 Years

On October 5, 2012, the Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation hosted a luncheon to celebrate and honor the achievements of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine on its 20th anniversary. Guests comprised of donors, faculty, researchers and friends gathered at the Dallas Country Club to recognize the important mission of the IEEM. A mission to explore and define the limits to human functional capacity in health and disease, with the objective of improving the quality of life for human beings of all ages.

Presentation AHA National Meeting

American Heart Association Presentation
Tuesday November 6th 2012

Dr. Keri Shafer from the IEEM presented at the National AHA meeting results of research entitled “effects of Prolonged Exercise in Patients with Systemic Right Ventricles”. Her associates in the research are Graeme Carrick-Ranson PhD, Sina Rahmani MD, Dean Palmer MS, Kara Boyd MS, Naoki Fujimoto MD, PHD, Sheryl Livingston, RN, M. Beth Brickner MD, Lisa Forbess MD, Benjamin D. Levine, MD

Sympathetic Neural Control & Renal Function in Women with a History of Hypertensive Pregnancy

We are recruiting healthy premenopausal women aged 30-50 with a history of normal pregnancy or gestational hypertension or preeclampsia (must be at least 2 years postpartum) to investigate differences in blood pressure regulation in these groups.

Please contact Rosemary Parker, MS. at for more information.

Mommy Wellness Study

We are recruiting women with a history of gestational hypertension or preeclampsia who are planning to become pregnant again soon to investigate blood pressure regulation before, during and after their next pregnancy.

Do you have a history of gestational hypertension? Are you planning on becoming pregnant again? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study that examines how blood pressure is regulated throughout your next pregnancy.

You need to meet the following criteria as well:

Rosemary Parker, MS

Senior Research Associate


Louisiana Tech University, B.S.
Exercise Science & Health Promotion

Midwestern State University, M.S.
Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology

Contact Information

Rosemary Parker, MS
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
7232 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231
Phone: 214-345-4607
Fax: 214-345-4618


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