Julia Ann Eggert, 71, of Bluffton, Professor Emerita of Nursing, died July 14, 2022.
Eggert retired from Clemson University in 2017, having served as the coordinator of the Ph.D. program and professor of nursing; geriatric nurse practitioner and Fellow in Genetics at NINR/NIH.
Her 22 years of clinical experience include managing a local site of an international breast cancer prevention trial that provided data for a major medical breakthrough: the impact of Tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer in women without a diagnosis of this disease. Tamoxifen solidifies the relationship between genetics and breast cancer since research has shown that Tamoxifen can decrease the incidence of breast cancer in women with a BRCA2 mutation.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas, master’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University and Ph.D. from Clemson University.
Eggert’s full obituary is posted online.