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 NINR Director Visits MUSC College of Nursing

Dr. Patricia Grady


MUSC welcomes Dr. Patricia A. Grady, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the College of Nursing on July 13 and 14 to consult with faculty and students.  She will conduct a presentation  “Promoting Evidence-Based Practice” on Monday, July 13 at 4:00pm at the Storm Eye Institute.  Her lectures cover a wide range of topics including future directions in nursing research, developments in the neurological sciences and Federal research opportunities. She is also an internationally recognized researcher focusing primarily on stroke patients emphasizing on arterial stenosis and cerebral ischemia.

Dr Grady was appointed Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) in 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  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. In 2005 Dr Grady received a Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa degrees from MUSC.

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. She is a past recipient of the NIH Merit Award and received the Public Health Service Superior Service Award for the exceptional leadership.

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