Kathryn King-Shier recognized with CASN Award of Excellence in Nursing Research

Kathryn King-Shier of the Faculty of Nursing is the recipient of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing’s 2012 Award of Excellence in Nursing Research. Photo by Riley Brandt

The Faculty of Nursing’s Kathryn King-Shier has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) with their 2012 Award of Excellence in Nursing Research.

King-Shier is a full professor and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Scholar in the faculty, and holds a joint appointment in the department of community health sciences. She is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and a research associate in the Epidemiology Coordinating and Research Centre at the University of Alberta. As one of Canada’s leading cardiovascular nurse scientists, she has developed and led a multi-disciplinary program of research in the area of determinants of cardiovascular health behaviour and health-care decisions and delivery.

She is currently leading or co-leading several studies that focus on the influence of ethnocultural affiliation and gender on secondary prevention decision-making.

“I am absolutely delighted by this honour and am grateful to my colleagues who nominated and wrote letters of support,” said King-Shier. “I am very privileged to have received support from Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to help me advance my program of research. I thoroughly enjoy my work and am truly excited to be able to do it each day.”

Nancy Moules, who wrote the letter of nomination, says King-Shier is very deserving of the award.

“Kathryn is clearly a leader in both nursing and in the cardiovascular field,” said Moules. “She is also a wonderful mentor to her undergraduate and graduate students, and to her colleagues – including myself.”

The award will be presented at CASN’s annual award reception in Ottawa on Nov. 13th.

Story by Karen Cook, courtesy of UToday

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