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Dr. Marjorie R. Jenkins


Dr. Jenkins serves as the Dean of UofSC School of Medicine Greenville and as Chief Academic Officer for Prisma Health-Upstate.

Dr. Jenkins is a well-recognized expert in women’s health and sex and gender-based medicine and has served in a variety of national roles such as Program Chair of the 2015 and 2018 National Sex and Gender Health Professional Education Summits and co-Chair of the Reproduction Workgroup of NASA’s Decadal Review, and as a member of the USMLE Women’s Health National Board of Medical Examiners Writing Group, HRSA expert panel Advisories and NIH expert panels.  She has been honored through numerous awards such as the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, the Women’s Health Congress Award for Public Policy and Advocacy in Women’s Health and recognized multiple times as a Texas SuperDoc.  She has served as the Associate Dean of Women’s Affairs for Texas and has been faculty with the Johns Hopkins MEdPH program where she also filled the capacity of CAPStone Program Director.

Dr. Jenkins joined the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville as Dean from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she was a Professor of Medicine and the founder of the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health, a biomedical research and health education institute spanning across five health professionals’ schools and six campuses.  She also served as the Director of Medical and Scientific Initiatives for the FDA Office of Women’s Health, where she provided sex and gender scientific expertise within scientific programs.  In addition to her medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Jenkins holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Education in the Health Professional (MEdPH).

Dr. Jenkins has delivered over 150 scientific and consumer presentations and co-authored numerous research publications, scientific commentaries, and textbooks including Eat Like a Woman and How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Care: An Evidence Based Guide to Patient Care.

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