Cynthia Dougherty receives American Heart Association’s Katharine A. Lembright Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dr. Cynthia Dougherty receives American Heart Association’s Katharine A. Lembright Lifetime Achievement Award

Seattle, Wash – November 10, 2018  The University of Washington School of Nursing announced that the American Heart Association honored Professor Cynthia Dougherty ARNP, PhD, FAHA, FAAN, with the Katharine A. Lembright Lifetime Achievement Award during the AHA’s Scientific Sessions 2018 meeting held in Chicago, Illinois today.

“I am thrilled that the American Heart Association has recognized Dr. Dougherty with this very prestigious lifetime achievement award. Her nurse research has led to the development and testing of nursing interventions to improve health outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest and advanced heart disease. She is a nurse leader who is deeply committed to developing innovative interventions that can enhance patients’ health and reduce health care costs ,” stated Azita Emami, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.T., R.N., F.A.A.N., executive dean and the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Dean, of the UW School of Nursing

The Katharine A. Lembright Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and encourages excellence in cardiovascular research by established nurse scientsts. It honors Katharine A. Lembright, who as the American Heart Association’s assistant director for nursing from 1960-81, played an important role in the development and growth of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Recipients of this award exemplify excellence and are notable representatives of the best in their fields.

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