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Best of Sigma Theta Tau International Books Award Recipient

Martha CurleySynergy
Martha A. Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN
Killebrew-Censits Endowed Term Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Dr. Martha Curley received her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her master's in pediatric acute care nursing from Yale University. She was awarded her PhD in 1997 from Boston College. She is currently an associate professor of Nursing. Dr. Curley is also a nurse scientist in critical care and cardiovascular nursing at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Curley has achieved wide recognition for her work related to clinical management of critically ill infants and children and their families, and also for her contributions to the field of pediatric critical care nursing.

Her focuses on interventional studies to support parent needs and priorities in the pediatric intensive care unit, instrument development studies to provide clinicians with better tools to assess patient status and risk, and multi-site clinical trials to generate new knowledge in the care of critically-ill pediatric patients.

In addition, she led a team of experts in developing the Synergy Model for Critical Care for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The synergy model has been implemented for certification exams and for curriculum in schools of nursing.

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