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Nursing prof delivers presentation at national research event

UToday HomeMay 7, 2013

Kathryn King-Shier is a professor and Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions health scholar.Kathryn King-Shier is a professor and Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions health scholar.The Faculty of Nursing professor Kathryn King-Shier was a presenter at Research Canada’s Cardiac Research and Heart Health event Monday in Ottawa.

Research Canada is a national organization dedicated to advancing health research. Its advocacy program aims to educate Parliamentarians by inviting them to visit five to eight eminent health researchers who, in a kiosk-style format, speak to them one-on-one about their research.

“We are delighted that Dr. King-Shier’s expertise has been sought out in this manner,” says Dianne Tapp, dean, Faculty of Nursing. “And of course, we think it is an excellent choice on behalf of the event organizers given her extensive research in this area.”

King-Shier’s discussion, Understanding and Enhancing Heart Health Care Decisions, focused on her research regarding ethnic and sex differences in heart disease symptoms and access to care. “It was a great honour to be asked to participate in this important informative event for our members of parliament,” she says. “I was delighted to be able to speak with those who make decisions about health research funding in our country and to represent how nursing research plays an important role in health research.”

Jointly appointed in the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, King-Shier has been supported by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions since 2002. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has received numerous research awards including those from Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Canadian Association for Nursing Research and the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses.


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