Zegre-Hemsey Awarded Early Career Research Grant, Appointed to Key Subcommittee

Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, was recently awarded an Early Career Research grant to attend the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November. She will present an abstract on the Added Value of Electrocardiographic Signs and Symptoms to Improve Early Detection of Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department.

In addition, Dr. Zegre-Hemsey has been nominated by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing to serve a 3-year term to the Mission:Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome subcommittee, one of the American Heart Association’s top priorities. The interdisciplinary committee consists of cardiologists, emergency medical system providers, hospital administrators, emergency department physicians, and nurses. Dr. Zegre-Hemsey is the only PhD nurse appointed to the committee, which will focus on increasing the accessibility of life-saving strategies for time critical diagnoses including acute myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiac arrest through the development of cardiovascular systems of care. These are innovative care models that integrate prehospital and hospital-based elements to improve access and patient outcomes.

Many congratulations to Dr. Zegre-Hemsey on these notable achievements!