A. Grady, Ph.D., R.N., will visit the College of Nursing to meet
and consult with faculty and students July 13 - 14. On Monday, July 13,
she will conduct a presentation titled, “Promoting Evidence-Based
Practice” at 4 p.m. at the Storm Eye Institute.
Dr. Patricia Grady
In 1995, Grady was appointed to director of the National Institute of
Nursing Research (NINR). She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing
from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She pursued her graduate
education at the University of Maryland, receiving a master's degree
from the School of Nursing and a doctorate in physiology from the
School of Medicine.
An internationally recognized researcher, Grady's scientific focus has
primarily been in stroke, with emphasis on arterial stenosis and
cerebral ischemia. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999
and is a member of several scientific organizations, including the
Society for Neuroscience, the American Academy of Nursing, and the
American Neurological Association. She is also a fellow of the American
Heart Association Stroke Council.
Grady lectures and speaks on a wide range of topics, including future
directions in nursing research, developments in the neurological
sciences, and Federal research opportunities.
She has been recognized with several prestigious honors and awards for
her leadership and scientific accomplishments, including the first
award of the Centennial Achievement Medal from Georgetown University
School of Nursing and Health Sciences. In 2005, Grady received Doctor
of Science, Honoris Causa degrees from the Medical University of South
Grady is a past recipient of the NIH Merit Award and received the
Public Health Service Superior Service Award for her exceptional
Friday, July 10, 2009