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Education and Training
DNP Columbia University
MSN Duke University
BSN University of North Carolina

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Clinical Director of Aortic Surgery

Research/Clinical Interests
Sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium flux in heart failure, diastolic heart failure, immune responses in heart failure, genetic disorders of the aorta (Marfan's, Ehlers-Danlos), genetic therapy in heart failure, thoraco-abdominal aneurysm management, ventilator associated pneumonia prevention, staff education and quality assurance
immune responses in heart failure, circadian rhythm disturbances in ICU, genetic therapy in heart failure,

Selected Publications
ARVC: Help Prevent Sudden Death. The Nurse Practitioner, February 2010
Restarting the clock again..ethical considerations in re-transplantation. Dimensions of Critical Care. September, 2009
Under pressure for a diagnosis: A case study review of pheochromocytoma genetics. Clinical Scholars Review. September 2008.
Honors & Awards
2012 New York Presbyterian Hospital: Advanced Practice Nurse of The Year
2010 Institution of Medicine: Women Leaders in Medicine
2010 NIH: Genetics Summer Scholar Program
2008 Outstanding Attending Nurse Award: Columbia University School of Nursing
2008 Sigma Theta Tau: Transfer Inductee
2000 Sigma Theta Tau: New Inductee

2008-present American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Northern New Jersey Division: Think Tank Development
2008-Present Columbia Presbyterian Hospital: Cardiothoracic Division Quality Assurance Committee
2008-present Columbia Presbyterian Hospital: Multidisciplinary Critical Care Committee
2007-present American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Continuing Education Committee
2007-present Columbia Presbyterian Hospital: Chair/Founder, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Committee

Professional Memberships
2008-present American College of Nurse Practitioners
2008-present Eastern Nursing Research Society
2008-Present Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
2007-present American Heart Association
2007-present International Society of Genetic Nurses
2005-present American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
2002-present Heart Failure Society
2001-present Society of Critical Care Medicine
1999-present American Association of Critical Care Nurses

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