Dr. Barbara J. Drew will deliver the first of two NINR Director’s Lectures for 2014. Her presentation, “Electrocardiographic Monitoring: Two Decades of Discovery,” will be held on Tuesday, May 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Natcher Bldg., Balcony C.
Drew is the David Mortara distinguished professor of physiological nursing and clinical professor of medicine in cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. The primary goal of Drew’s research is to improve cardiac monitoring techniques and clinical practices in hospital and pre-hospital settings for more accurate diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia and drug-induced long QT syndrome. Her research has shaped the development of commercial cardiac monitors, including the introduction of multi-lead ECG monitoring, ST-segment and QT interval monitoring and strategies to reduce clinical alarm fatigue. She also founded the ECG Monitoring Research Lab in the UCSF School of Nursing and mentored numerous graduate students pursuing studies in the field of electrocardiology.
The NINR Director’s Lecture series brings the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. The second 2014 lecture, which will take place in September, will be given by Dr. Barbara Medoff-Cooper, who is internationally recognized for her research on infant development, feeding behaviors in high-risk infants and infant temperament.
Drew’s lecture will be videocast live and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov. For details, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture.