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11/6/2012

Dr. Lewis Receives Heart Association Award

Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN will receive the 2012 American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN will receive the 2012 American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (CVN) Clinical Article of the Year Award for her article “Factors Associated with Medication Adherence in Hypertensive Blacks: A Review of the Literature.”

The Clinical Article of the Year Award recognizes the importance of authors’ clearly communicating and promoting the goals of the American Heart Association and cardiovascular nursing, in the context of cardiovascular research, practice and theory.

Dr. Lewis explores behavioral research with a focus on investigating factors that motivate and sustain health behavior changes in minority populations. Among her current research interests are hypertension among African Americans, and spirituality and its relationship to health.

Dr. Lewis received an R01 from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research of adherence to medication in African American men with high blood pressure.

Dr. Lewis will be presented with the award on November 6, 2012 at the Cardiovascular Nursing Annual Council Dinner at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 in Los Angeles, California.