YSN Professor Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, has been selected for the highest award of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.
The Katharine A. Lembright Award will be presented to Funk during the AHA Scientific Sessions on November 15, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. As the award recipient, Funk will present a lecture at the conference.
The Lembright award is an acknowledgment of contributions and achievements in the field of cardiovascular nursing research. The award was established in 1987 in honor of Katharine A. Lembright, an AHA staff member who played a significant role in the development and growth of the Council. It is intended to recognize and encourage excellence in research of cardiovascular disease to nurse scientists.
Marjorie Funk, Professor at Yale University School of Nursing, focuses her research on wise use of technology in the care of critically ill patients with heart disease. In 2008, Funk received a $3.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for a clinical trial of an educational program for nurses on the use of ECG monitoring. Most recently, she was awarded the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2011 Distinguished Research Lectureship.