Nursing scholar receives AHA fellowship

 

Anne Fish, associate professor of nursing, is now a fellow of the American Heart Association because of her research on hypertension.

Anne Fish, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, was elected and named a fellow of the American Heart Association in the Council for High Blood Pressure Research for her outstanding and continued scientific contributions in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, volunteer leadership and service to the AHA.

According to the AHA, a fellow with their organization is a healthcare professional who has a major and productive interest in hypertension. The individual is required to show outstanding contributions in basic, clinical or epidemiology hypertension research or in relevant basic sciences. Moreover, significant and current volunteer service contributions to the AHA should be demonstrated. Fish’s scholarship is recognized nationally.

“I am pleased to have been recognized as a fellow in such a wonderful organization as the AHA, because their contribution to society in the form of research and education is outstanding,” Fish said. “I am proud to be part of an organization which has made such major contributions to the fight against heart attack and hypertension. This fellowship means a great deal to me, someone interested in continuing my work in preventing cardiovascular disease.”

Fish was also appointed as a member of the first American College of Sports Medicine panel on evidence based practice to guide and lead the organization to use models of evidence based practice to improve the translation of research to practice.

She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas, Galveston, and a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


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