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About Harleah Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Harleah Graham Buck, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN has over 30 years experience in cardiovascular nursing.   Her national and international contributions involve palliative care practice and research for older adults with heart failure.  She stands in a unique position at the nexus of palliative, geriatric, and cardiovascular nursing. Dr. Buck’s contributions to nursing have been acknowledged with multiple honors and awards as well as invitations to present on palliative care topics in national webinars and scientific sessions. 


Present Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of Chronic Illness Initiatives, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing, Saturday, October 17, 2015. Washington, DC.
  • Featured ChangeAGEnt for Hartford ChangeAGEnt Initiative of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Selected as a “Face of Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association” for 2015 appearing on the cover of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
  • Selected as a “Reviewer of the Year” by the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Award


2008 - 2010 Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
2008 PhD, University of South Florida
2006 MS, University of South Florida
1979 BS, Columbia University

Contact Information

Phone: (813) 974-2519
Location: MDN Building, Room 3032


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