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Patricia Ann Tyra, EdD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Tyra has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of nursing and higher education

Early in her career, Dr. Patricia Ann Tyra provided her expertise as a volunteer rape-crisis counselor before this endeavor became a nationally recognized outlet for rape victims.

    DANIA BEACH, FL, January 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Patricia Ann Tyra, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Tyra celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now retired as a mental health nurse, Dr. Tyra has enjoyed a wonderful career for more than 45 years. Most recently, she was affiliated with Martha's Vineyards Community Services as an emergency clinician from 2003 to 2015. In previous years, Dr. Tyra worked as a clinic director at the Human Resource Institute in Lowell, MA, from 1979 to 1983 and operated out of a private practice providing consultation as well as individual and family therapy from 1977 to 1996.

Renowned for her contributions to the healthcare field, Dr. Tyra established the Consultation & Education Department at the Metropolitan-Beaverbrook Mental Health and Retardation Center in Watertown, MA. Early in her career, she also provided her expertise as a volunteer rape-crisis counselor before this endeavor became a nationally recognized outlet for rape victims. In this position, Dr. Tyra and her group were on-call with various local hospital and police departments, offering immediate support to victims.

Instrumental as an educator and researcher, Dr. Tyra is designated as a professor emerita who taught at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She also held academic appointments at the University of Lowell, Boston State College and at Boston University in the graduate school of nursing. Furthermore, Dr. Tyra has contributed numerous articles to professional journals in her area of expertise.

The recipient of a Research Award, Trustees' Medal and Exemplary Distinguished Public Service Award from the University of Lowell, Dr. Tyra is also a celebrated Marquis listee who has been featured in the fourth and fifth editions of Who's Who in American Nursing. A member of the American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to remain aware of developments in her field, she has also been active with several other professional organizations, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. In more recent years, Dr. Tyra has been affiliated with the Citizens Observation Patrol through the Broward County Sheriff's Department in Florida.

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