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The de Tornyay Center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the School of Nursing, the University of Washington, and the broader community.

Dr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAANDr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAAN

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Call for Abstracts for Student Poster Presentations

at the Healthy Aging Spring Public Lecture

Deadline for Submission is 5pm on Monday, April 21st.



The Healthy Aging Spring Lecture will be held at the Unviersity of Washington Tower 

May 14, 2014 from 2pm - 4pm

The presentation will be "Falls Prevention in Community Dwelling Older Adults"                  

by Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS



The de Tornyay Center Announces a New Co-Director

The de Tornyay Center is pleased to announce that Dean Emerita Dr. Nancy Fugate Woods will be joining 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.


Dr. Cochrane and Dr. WoodsDr. Cochrane and Dr. Woods

"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!