Passing of Kathryn E Barnard, PhD, RN, FAAN

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of another great nursing teacher, innovator, mentor and role model: Kathryn E Barnard PhD, RN, FAAN. Kathryn accomplished so much during her lifetime and was an active and engaged member of WSNA throughout her career as well. I was blessed to have had her as a teacher, mentor, colleague and friend for many years. She will be greatly missed.
— Judy Huntington, MN, RN

Kathryn Barnard, a pioneer in infant mental health, dies #


UW nursing scientist’s findings changed the way that healthcare providers evaluate and treat children #

Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, UW School of Nursing professor emeritus and epony­mous founder of the school’s Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Devel­op­ment, died June 27. She was 77.

Barnard was an inter­na­tion­ally recog­nized pioneer in the field of infant mental health, which studies the social and emotional devel­op­ment of children during the first five years of life. She was a renowned researcher, teacher and innovator.

You can read more about Kathryn Barnard, her accom­plish­ments and the many lives she touched, on the Univer­sity of Washington Health Sciences news site.