The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently Nancy M. Albert, adjunct associate professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the organization’s Distinguished Research Lecturer.

The senior director of nursing research and innovation for Cleveland Clinic and its Nursing Institute, Albert oversees the practice and education of more than 11,000 nurses throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Her research focuses on improving clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized with heart failure and improving evidence-based delivery of acute and critical care.

The annual Distinguished Research Lecturer award was established in 1982 to honor nationally known nurses who make significant contributions to high acuity and critical care research. As the award recipient, Albert will receive a $2,500 honorarium and will present her research at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition next year.

To find out more about her research or the award, read a press release from the association.