Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, has been accepted for induction to the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. STTI’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame acknowledges nurses of national and international recognition whose research has improved lives and the profession.

Himmelfarb tells, “This is a gratifying and humbling moment in my career. I am thankful to the mentors, colleagues, and funders that have guided and collaborated with me in this most rewarding work. I am proud to be inducted among so many distinguished nurses and esteemed colleagues.”

With research focusing on cardiovascular risk, chronic illness management, and patient safety, Himmelfarb has closely examined the social and cultural determinants of cardiovascular risk, particularly among resource-limited populations.

After serving with the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, Himmelfarb helped develop national clinical guidelines to reduce health disparities and improve cardiovascular care. She is deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translation Research, helping enhance and promote best practices in research participant recruitment and community engagement.

Himmelfarb is director of the Helene Fuld Leadership Program for the Advancement of Patient Safety and Quality in the JHSON, mentoring the next generation of nurses interested in quality and safety of health care. She also directs the Office for Science and Innovation, facilitating faculty and student research. Outside JHSON, Himmelfarb is the current president of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing among other associations.

Dr. Himmelfarb will be inducted to the Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in July. To learn more about her research and impact in the field of nursing, visit here.

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