The University of Miami (UM) recently appointed Cindy Munro as the new dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS). Munro is an accomplished researcher and leader in the field of nursing and her work has helped change clinical practice and reduce health care costs by addressing hospital-acquired infections.

Munro is the current associate dean of research and innovation at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing. She also served as the Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing prior to joining USF in 2011.

UM President Julio Frenk tells, “Nurses are frontline partners in offering the highest quality of patient-centered integrated health care. Dr. Munro’s extensive experience and commitment to innovation and invention aligns with the mission of SONHS to share health knowledge and provide service focused on patient safety to our community and communities across the globe.”

Munro is a license registered nurse in Florida and Virginia and a board-certified adult nurse practitioner. She recently received the 2017 Leadership in Research Award by the Southern Nursing Research Society and she holds three patents related to nursing and healthcare. Munro is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Munro will begin her new role on August 15. To learn more about her nursing background and upcoming position at the University of Miami, visit here.

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