Myoung-Ae Choe was born in Pyongyang, Republic of Korea in 1947. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea in 1970 and 1973, respectively. She completed her doctorate in physiology at College of Medicine, Seoul National University in 1984. From 1973 to 1979, she was a Full-Time Lecturer at the Armed Forces Nursing School. She was a Full-Time Lecturer at Nursing Department, Chungnam National University from 1979 to 1982. Since 1987, she has started as a Professor at College of Nursing, Seoul National University and she has been continuing her teaching and research at the same school until now. Choe worked on muscle atrophy as a postdoctorate at UCLA School of Nursing Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Calif, USA for one full year in 1990. Since her postdoctorate, she has been working on muscle atrophy and attenuation of muscle atrophy funded by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Korea Research Foundation, and Seoul National University. She developed measures to reduce the muscle atrophy induced by inactivity, steroid treatment, stroke, and neuropathic pain. Nowadays she is developing measures to attenuate the muscle atrophy induced by Parkinson’s disease. She was a pioneer of establishing biological nursing science in nursing fields of Korea. She was also a President of Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science from 1998 to 2001. Currently, she has been a President of Korean Society of Nursing Science since 2010. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine of Korea. Choe was a recipient of Best Teacher Award in 2006 and the Research Award in 2007 from Seoul National University. She is also a Reviewer of Nursing Research, Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Science, and Asian Nursing Research. She is on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Nurse, Biological Research for Nursing, and Nursing and Health Science.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011