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Moser Inducted Into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12 , 2011) — Debra K. Moser, professor and Linda C. Gill Chair in Nursing in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing is one of 15 nurse researchers who will be inducted in July 2011 into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

This unique recognition honors nurse researchers who are Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) members who have achieved long-term, broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. STTI selected inductees who are leaders, mentors, scholars and role models.

Moser is perhaps most noted for her work with the RICH (Research and Interventions for Cardiovascular Health) Heart program, which seeks to improve heart failure patient outcomes and promote cardiovascular risk reduction in special populations. The RICH Heart Program is an interdisciplinary research collaborative that includes faculty, students, staff, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars from both the United States and international sites. Scholars working with the RICH Program have received more than $20 million in federal and other extramural funding, have published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, and received many awards.

Moser has received continual funding for her research since 1989 from the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the American Heart Association, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Moser is a prolific author with more than 200 journal articles, three books and more than 20 book chapters.  

"STTI's research congress is the most appropriate venue for the recognition," said Sigma Theta Tau International President Karen H. Morin. "STTI is a pioneer in funding and disseminating nursing research and for more than 20 years, STTI's research congress has attracted hundreds of nurse leaders representing more than three dozen countries."

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has inducted more than 400,000 members in 86 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others.

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