Posted on Oct 27, 2015

Dr. Cindy Munro named top USF research leader

Dr. Cindy Munro named top USF research leader

Cindy Munro, PhD, professor and associate dean of research and innovation at USF College of Nursing, was recognized as a top researcher leader from USF. She received the 2015 Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award on Oct. 26 at the annual USF Faculty Luncheon.

Dr. Munro was chosen to receive this honor for her achievements in research in the past year. She is one of the 13 USF researchers to receive the coveted award.

Dr. Munro award

Dr. Cindy Munro receives distinguished award from USF leaders at USF Faculty Luncheon

As a researcher and nurse leader, Dr. Munro has directly influenced generations of nurse clinicians, scholars and scientists. Her scientific contributions have helped change clinical practice, reduce morbidity and mortality for critically ill patients and reduce healthcare costs associated with hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Munro’s life-changing research focuses on microbiology, immunology, healthcare-developed infections, critically ill adults, delirium and oral health. She is currently working on a National Institutes of Health grant to study oral care intervention in mechanically ventilated adults.

This is just one of many recognitions for Dr. Munro. She is the fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the Academy’s Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel. She currently is the president of the Southern Nursing Research Society, and is an ambassador for Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is also a nurse co-editor of the American Journal of Critical Care.

For more information on the award and faculty luncheon view USF press release here.

For more stories on Dr. Cindy Munro visit the USF Nursing News page here.