Posted on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Cindy Munro receives innovative award from AAN

Dr. Cindy Munro receives innovative award from AAN

Dr. Cindy Munro’s remarkable achievements in nursing research and education continue to receive recognition. She was just named an Edge Runner by American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for her groundbreaking research on oral care in mechanically ventilated adults. Read her Edge Runner profile here.

Dr. Munro, who is professor and associate dean of research and innovation at USF College of Nursing, is one of few nursing leaders in the nation to be named an Edge Runner by AAN. Edge Runners help push forward innovative nursing ideas and experiments that can lead to necessary and permanent changes in healthcare.

This remarkable achievement is not only a great accomplishment for Dr. Munro but also USF Nursing’s national reputation and its impact on health nationwide.

Dr. Munro’s scientific contributions have helped change clinical practice, reduce morbidity and mortality for critically ill patients and reduce healthcare costs associated with hospital-acquired infections. Her research model on oral care in mechanically ventilated adults has been helping patients at various hospitals and clinics around the country. As part of a $1.78 million grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH), she is currently studying the impact of chlorhexidine mouthwash prior to intubation procedures on the prevention of pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients.

Dr. Munro was recently selected for induction into the 2016 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She was also named a top outstanding research leader from USF.

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