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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


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

Kathryn E. Barnard, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita

Family and Child Nursing
Box 357920
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7920

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Kathryn E. Barnard, RN, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Nursing and the founder and director of the Center on Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington. Her pioneering work to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of infants and young children has earned her numerous honors, including the Gustav O. Leinhard Award from the Institute of Medicine, and, from the American Academy of Nursing, both the Episteme Award, the highest honor in nursing, and the Living Legend Award, in 2006. Between 1969 and 1993 she also received 15 other major awards, including the Lucille Petry Leone Award for Teaching; the M. Scott Award for Contributions to Nursing Science, Education and Service; the Martha May Eliot Award for Leadership in Maternal-Child Health; and the Nurse Scientist of the Year Award.
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