USF College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Dr. Cindy Munro, named VCU Visionary Leader
University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, was selected as one of the 120 Visionary Leaders of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing.USF College of Nursing Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN
“VCU has been such an important part of my professional life,” Dr. Munro said. ”It is truly an honor to be selected as one of the Visionary Leaders of the School of Nursing.”
The Visionary Leaders award is part of a celebration of the School’s 120th anniversary, which recognizes 120 outstanding alumni and faculty, living and deceased, as Visionary Leaders. Dr. Munro will be honored as a Visionary Leader during VCU School of Nursing’s Gala at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. on May 30, 2013.
Prior to joining USF College of Nursing, Dr. Munro was a successful faculty member and researcher at VCU for almost 20 years. She began her career at VCU as Assistant Professor and was a Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor before she left. Before joining USF, VCU also named her Emeritus Professor. Dr. Munro earned a post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate and a PhD in Nursing and Microbiology and Immunology at VCU.
Dr. Munro is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the Academy’s Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel. She is nurse co-editor of the American Journal of Critical Care. Dr. Munro practiced as an adult nurse practitioner at Petersburg Health Care Alliance in Petersburg, Virginia, and was an active member of the Chesterfield County Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.
Her funded research as a principal investigator or co-investigator includes grants from the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as the Department of Defense, among others.
She is currently the principal investigator on a study funded since 2001, which is looking to reduce the incidence of pneumonia associated with the use of ventilators in critically ill patients.
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