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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Susan L. Woods, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Professor Emerita

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266

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I have been on the faculty since 1975 and have taught both undergraduates and graduates in the school of nursing. My clinical and research focus is in cardiac nursing: particularly in measurement of cardiovascular variables and chronobiology. I have been the recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nursing and the Katherine Lembright Award from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. I have received the Alumni All-Around Award from Oregon Health Science University.
I am a coeditor of the award-winning book, Cardiac Nursing, 6th edition. I have two children, Jaime Rose and Jennifer Mary, and am married to Jim Woods. I enjoy traveling, gardening, swimming, and collecting shells.
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