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is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Prior to that appointment in 2000, Dr. Kirchhoff was a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and research consultant at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. She is an ICU nurse who has improved care for critically ill patients and their families by both conducting studies and using the results of completed studies. Most recently she has worked to improve care at the end of life, garnering regional and national awards. She has lectured and written about the conduct and use of research since her doctoral work on diffusion of coronary precautions. She has taught this content at all educational levels and in many clinical institutions.