Dr. Cindy Munro receives International Honor from STTI
Cindy Munro, PhD, professor and associate dean of research and innovation at USF College of Nursing, was selected for induction into the 2016 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr. Munro is one of 19 nurse scientists from around the world to receive the prestigious honor. She received this recognition for her lifetime achievements in research and education. Dr. Munro will be recognized at the STTI’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress on July 23 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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 was recently named a top outstanding research leader from USF. 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.
Dr. Munro is the second USF Nursing leader to receive such an honor. Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, senior associate vice president of USF Health and dean of USF Nursing, was recognized with this award in 2015.
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