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Kathleen Helen Berecek
School of Nursing

Kathleen Helen Berecek, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S., St. Xavier College; M.S., University of Michigan (Medical-Surgical Nursing), 1971; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Physiology), 1976.

Lecturer in Nursing/Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1974-1976.

At the University of Michigan Berecek taught medical-surgical nursing. Her doctoral dissertation was called “Vascular Reactivity in the DOCA Hypertensive Pig.” Subsequently Berecek was professor of physiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham and published extensively on the physiology and treatment of resistant hypertension. She was designated professor emeritus of physiology in 2012.

There are conflicting notes on Berecek’s appointment at Michigan. In the School of Nursing announcement published in October 1974, Berecek is an assistant professor. However, the University of Michigan directory for 1974-75 lists her as lecturer in nursing. The Regents’ Proceedings do not mention her until 1975. She was a “new appointment” as assistant professor of nursing according to the Regents’ minutes for October 1975.