Jean is an original founder of the Iowa Women’s Foundation and served on the board from 1994–2000. She has been involved with IWF as a member of the Leadership Circle, Director’s Circle, Grants Committee, and as Volunteer Coordinator.

Originally from Greenwood, Mississippi, Jean earned her B.Sc. in Biology from Newcomb College at Tulane University and earned her M.D. from the Tulane University School of Medicine. Jean served as a Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa until her retirement in 2010 and is now an Emeritus Professor.

During her tenure in the College of Medicine she carried out research focusing on the brain and autonomic nervous system. She taught human anatomy, neuroscience, and neurology to graduate students and medical residents. She also chaired and served on numerous higher education and national committees. Jean currently resides in Iowa City.

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