Renowned as an advocate for safe conduct and ethical practice in research, she hopes to potentially write a book based on her experiences in the coming years.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI, September 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Judith Marie Murray, BSN, RN, CIP has been included in Marquis Who's Who. 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.
With decades of experience to her credit, Ms. Murray initially pursued an education at Northern Michigan University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977. She subsequently began her career in the neurology unit at the Borgess Medical Center, part of Ascension Health, in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1977 to 1978. She was later recruited to the medical intensive care unit at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, part of Trinity Health, in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1978 to 1980. In the early years of her professional efforts, Ms. Murray was distinguished as one of the first nurses to receive a MAGNET Award within months of beginning her research project.
In 1980, Ms. Murray accepted her first position with Munson Medical Center, part of Munson Healthcare, working in the cardiac care unit, the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the cardiac rehabilitation unit until 1983. Soon thereafter, she was active at the Munson Medical Center as a member of the nursing pool in 1984 and a member of the oncology unit in 1985. Between 1986 and 1988, she served as a manager at the outpatient infusion clinic at the Munson Medical Center. Over the course of her tenure at Munson Medical Center in the 1980s, Ms. Murray became certified in advanced and basic cardiac life support and first aid training by the American Heart Association.
Ms. Murray later advanced to the position of radiology nurse and manager at the Munson Medical Center from 1988 to 1990. She later obtained her certification in peripherally inserted central catheterization in 1990. From 1990 to 2001, she treated patients in the venous access specialty unit at Munson Medical Center. Ms. Murray further offered her wealth of knowledge to fellow medical professionals as an educator in the staff development department at the Munson Medical Center from 2001 to 2009.
Between 2006 and her retirement in 2023, Ms. Murray excelled as the institutional review board (IRB) manager for Munson Medical Center. Certified as an IRB professional in 2012, she developed the IRB program, managed research for the healthcare system as a whole, reviewed research and ensured that all researchers were properly credentialed in that role. As a testament to her exceptional efforts in this role, she was recognized as the Most Valuable Person by Munson Medical Center in 2017. Presently, Ms. Murray contributes to Munson Medical Center as a board member, a post she has held since 2006.
Outside of her primary responsibilities, Ms. Murray has supported her community as a volunteer with the Zonta International Club of Traverse City, the National Cherry Festival, the Grand Traverse Heritage Center, the Traverse City Christian School and the New Hope Community Church, to name a few. A member of various committees and councils in her field, she has also dedicated her time and attention to the American Red Cross Blood Bank Drive, her local 4H Club, the American Heart Association and Cornerstone Christian School. Notably, Ms. Murray has participated in a number of international mission trips with Youth with a Mission, through which she traveled to such countries as Guatemala, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Israel, and treated disabled and HIV-positive patients.
In addition to these endeavors, Ms. Murray has been affiliated with numerous organizations in relation to her areas of expertise, including The Society of Clinical Research Associates, The American Nurses Association and PRIM&R, an advancing ethical research organization. She has likewise led community classes in first aid and CPR in orphanages, and she has conducted additional nursing training in Hawaii. Moreover, Ms. Murray was a key player on the COVID-19 team in the healthcare system during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping treat COVID-19 patients admitted to her hospital while frequently checking with the blood bank regarding convalescent plasma availability and pharmacies regarding the drug Remdesivir.
Ms. Murray has attributed her success to her strong interest in growth and learning as well as a hunger for knowledge and her ability to make changes within her administrative roles that positively impact the health and welfare of her community, patients and peers. Among the many highlights of her career, she is incredibly proud of her position as an IRB manager, as she helped the Munson Medical Center pass an inspection from the Food and Drug Administration. She also fondly recalls that she was one of the first radiologic nurses to conduct chemotherapy on patients at the Munson Medical Center, and that she helped to spearhead various changes in the modern dress code within the healthcare system. Furthermore, Ms. Murray is grateful to be the mother to three wonderful children: Jess, Jonathan and Laura.
Ms. Murray was greatly influenced at different points in her career by multiple members, including Richard Hall, Dr. Michael McManus and Terry Hathslinger. Renowned as an advocate for safe conduct and ethical practice in research, she hopes to potentially write a book based on her experiences in the coming years. Looking toward the future, Ms. Murray hopes to cement her legacy as a medical professional who was effective and beneficial, and who proudly went above and beyond to do what is right for others in need.
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