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UW School of Nursing Students, Faculty, & Staff
 

You are invited to the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, October 2nd (11:30am – 1:30pm)

Health Sciences Building, T-Wing, T-529

Learn about Healthy Aging Scholarships:

Undergraduate - $2,000; Master - $5,000; Doctoral (PhD and DNP) - $7,500

 

 

Elder Friendly Futures RECEPTION to honor Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay's legacy

and the expansion of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

Elder Friendly Futures (EFF) - A UW Gerontology Conference

“Building Elder Friendly Futures Locally and Globally.”

Reception October 8th from 5 to 6:30PM at the University of Washington HUB, Seattle, WA

 

The expanded scope of the de Tornyay Center includes the announcement of a New Co-Director

The de Tornyay Center is pleased to announce that Dean Emerita Dr. Nancy Fugate Woods will be joining Professor Dr. Barbara Cochrane as co-director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, effective November 1st.  As we celebrate Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay's career and life, we welcome Dr. Woods and the School of Nursing's commitment to the Center's role in leading gerontological research and education.

"I am pleased and proud to be named co-director of the de Tornyay Center," said Dr. Woods. "We expect to attract scholars from around the world to move us forward in our understanding of how to enhance our physical and mental health as we age."

Dr. Woods joined the School of Nursing faculty in 1978 and has focused her research and teaching efforts on women's health for more than 40 years, while currently she is focused on healthy aging in older women.  Dr. Woods and Dr. Cochrane have served as investigators together in the past and look forward to continuing their collaborative relationship in the future through their work for the de Tornyay Center's expanding role in leading gerontological research and education.

Welcome Dr. Woods!

 

2014 Elder Friendly Futures Conference

Building Elder Friendly Futures

Locally and Globally

 

University of Washington Campus, HUB

October 8-9, 2014

 

Register NOW to take advantage of early bird rates!     Early bird registration ends September 18th

 

Keynote Speakers Announced:

October 8th- "Aging in Uncertain Times: Creating Elder Friendly Futures for Caregivers"
Dr. May Wykle  PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

 

October 9th- "Bridging the Great Divide: Integrating Health Care Delivery and Community Based Services?" 
Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH

 

Over the two-days there will be multiple concurrent sessions including the following:
  • Plenary Panel: Innovations in Dementia Care
  • Legal Issues: Elder Law, Guardianship and More
  • New Technology to Support Aging in Place
  • State of the Science: Behavioral Health and Aging
  • Aging in Poverty: the Politics of Marginalization & Inequities for both Rural and Urban Adults ..and many more!

 

In the Mood for Healthy Aging

Click on the picture to view our 30-second music video

In the Mood for Healthy Aging

The de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging's ongoing mission is to serve as a catalyst for the promotion of healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for both the University of Washington and the broader community. The center is committed to advancing and sharing knowledge about successful aging and ways professionals and systems can promote optimal experiences for older adults. 

 Your gifts and donations to the de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging will support this mission by providing:

  • Graduate Nursing Student Tuition Stipends
  • Healthy Aging Research Project Scholarships
  • Educational Course Resources
  • Conference/Travel Scholarships for Students
  • Summer Institute and Coalition Meetings

To make a gift to the de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging:

Click on the "Make a Gift" icon at the top of this page. You will be directed to the University of Washington Foundation Make a Gift page which lists the Nursing Dean's Office funding priorities. Scroll down to the de Tornyay Center Unrestricted Gift Fund, check the checkbox next to the fund, then click continue to complete your gift.

How to be a Great Preceptor

 

Did you miss the Gerontology Training Grants' presentation on precepting at the the annual Advance Practice in Primary and Acute Care Conference?

Catch it here!