University of Rochester School of Nursing Researcher Elected to American Academy of Nursing

November 22, 1999

Kathleen B. King, R.N., Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was one of three New York State nurses, out of 65 nurses nationwide, inducted as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing on November 20 in Arlington, Va.

King's research focuses on women and heart disease, specifically women's knowledge of risk factors for coronary heart disease and ways to enhance women's recovery after a cardiac event, such as coronary bypass surgery or myocardial infarction (heart attack).

King is chair of the American Heart Association's Council of Cardiovascular Nursing, one of the association's 12 scientific councils.

The American Academy of Nursing is an organization of distinguished leaders in nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to health care. The Academy was established in 1973 under the aegis of the American Nurses Association. It is comprised of 1,200 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research.

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