Yucha Lecture Series: Paule Joseph


Feb. 27, 2023, 4pm to 5pm

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Philip Cohen Theater
Dr. Paule Joseph, nurse scientist, educator, and philanthropist.


Please join UNLV Nursing for the 2023 Yucha Lecture Series featuring special guest Dr. Paule Joseph, nurse scientist, educator, and philanthropist.

Her topic is, "The Re-Emergence of the Neglected Senses: Taste and Smell."

Biography: Dr. Joseph was born and raised in Venezuela, South America.  As an international expert in chemosensation and metabolic diseases, she bridges the intersections of nursing, science, nutrition, public health, policy, and health disparities.  She is a 2019 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Lasker Scholar and 2018 Distinguished Scholar.  She is Chief of the Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism in the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with a dual appointment at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). 

Dr. Joseph leads a multidimensional translational research program combining research and clinical practice focused on chemosensation (taste and smell). Dr. Joseph and her group are conducting pre-clinical, clinical and translational studies that aims to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and management of chemosensory disorders and symptoms. Her program of research aims to understand neurological and molecular mechanisms underlying chemosensation (taste, smell & chemesthesis) and motivational pathways of ingestive behaviors in individuals with obesity and alcohol and substance use disorders. 

Dr. Joseph received an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Nursing at Hostos Community College, a BSN from the College of New Rochelle, and an MS with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University.  She completed a PhD in nursing with a focus in genomics at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted her PhD work at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. She then completed a Clinical and Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on genomics, nutrition, and gastrointestinal diseases at the NINR, which was supported by the Office of Workforce Diversity. Dr. Joseph is a certified nurse practitioner with clinical privileges at the NIH Clinical Center and outside NIH. Dr. Joseph is the second nurse in the country to receive the Lasker Clinical Scholars Award, a prestigious grant given by NIH and the Lasker Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Transcultural Nursing Society.

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