Marjorie Funk ‘84

90 Outstanding Yale Nurses Recipient

Class of 1984

A faculty member at YSN since 1984, Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, has taught across a spectrum of topics, including statistics, research, electrocardiography, and critical care clinical courses. At Yale-New Haven Hospital, she is co-chair of the Nursing Research Committee and has a clinical association with the Cardiac ICU.

In 2008, Dr. Funk received a $3.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the Practical Use of the Latest Standards for Electro-cardiography (PULSE) trial. The PULSE trial is a five-year, 16-site randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of implementing American Heart Association (AHA) practice standards for electrocardiography monitoring on nurses’ knowledge, quality of care, and patient outcomes.

She is also known for her work on alarm safety. Her honors include the 2011 Katharine Lembright Award from the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing of the AHA and the 2011 Distinguished Research Lecturer from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

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