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Francesca Shmulenson Awarded 2019 Goldie Brangman Award

Friday, July 19, 2019  
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We are pleased to announce Francesca Shmulenson (Albany Medical College of Nurse Anesthesia) as the winner of the 2019 NYSANA Goldie Brangman Award for her research paper submission on Inhaled Nitric Oxide Use in Cardiac Surgery to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension.

This award will be presented at the NYSANA Fall 2019 Meeting in Syracuse, NY, where Francesca Shmulenson will deliver a presentation of her winning research paper.

The purpose of the Goldie Brandman Award is to honor and recognize exceptional original research contributions from nurse anesthesia students.


Goldie Brangman, CRNA, MEd, MBA is an accomplished CRNA and has been an exceptional mentor for CRNAs all over the world. In addition to serving as the first and only African American President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, she served as founder and director of the Harlem Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia where she famously treated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after a near-fatal assassination attempt in 1958. She was President of NYSANA from 1960-1961, and has won numerous awards and honors. She retired in 1985. Now, over 100 years old, she volunteers 8 hours a day with the Red Cross, and still goes to AANA meetings.


Is to be the advocate for and authority on the nurse anesthetist practice in New York State



New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists