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American Academy of Nursing honors Rheba de Tornyay
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has renamed its annual fund to The Rheba de Tornyay Development Fund in honor of its first president and School of Nursing Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay. The Academy honors de Tornyay for her extraordinary leadership during her term as president from 1973 to 1974 and her continued efforts to raise the standard of care for the elderly. You can read more about this fund and Rheba's work here
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Healthy Aging Scholarship Award Recipients!
The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients. There were a limited number of scholarships available, and we extend our thanks and high regard to all who applied. Scholarship recipients receive funds and support for research projects related to healthy aging and older adults. We look forward to hearing the results of their work at our Healthy Aging Scholars' Presentations and Reception in Spring of 2012.
2011 dTC Scholars
Matilda Luttrell, Elisabeth LIndley, and Katryna McCoy (not pictured Jong-Ni Lin)
Please join us in congratulating these exceptional scholars and their faculty mentors!
Jong-Ni Lin - “Sleep patterns of Chinese elderly immigrants” (Faculty Mentor: Carol Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN)
Matilda Nguyen Luttrell - “Exercise adherence and cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)” (Faculty Mentor: Cynthia Dougherty, PhD, ARNP)
Katryna McCoy - “Factors associated with medication adherence in older African American women with HIV” (Faculty Mentor: David Allen, PhD, FAAN)
Elisabeth Lindley - “Feasibility of disseminating evidence based sleep research to family caregivers of persons with dementia” (Faculty Mentor: Carol Landis, DNSc, RN, FAAN)
New applications for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students will be available in February for Autumn 2012 scholarship funds. Stay tuned!
University of Washington, School of Nursing Attendees to the Western Institute of Nursing- April 2011
SoN at the WIN 2011
SoN attendees at this year's WIN research conference in Las Vegas, NV included many with a focus on gerontology and aging related topics
ANP/CNS Gerontological Training Grant at the UW School of Nursing
Is a training grant at the UW School of Nursing that aims to infuse graduate nursing courses with cutting-edge gerontology content and experiences. They are connecting faculty and staff doing innovative work in gerontology research, training, and practice with students and community members to better prepare advance practice nursing graduates to meet the needs of a growing, complex aging society. The gerontology training grant is funded by HRSA from 2010-2013.
Learn more at http://www.nursing.uw.edu/centers/gtg/anpcns-gerontology-training-grant.html
Older Americans Month Contest Winners!
May is the annual commemoration of Older Americans Month. This year’s theme- Older Americans: Connecting the Community- pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities, and highlights how technology is helping older American’s live longer, healthier, and more engaged lives. www.olderamericansmonth.org
Congratulations to Tatiana Sadak: Claire M Faggin Postdoctoral Fellow
Tatiana Sadak, BA, RN, MN, PMHNP, has been awarded a 2011-2013 JAHF Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Pre-doctoral Scholar. Her research interests focus on dementia health services and multimorbidity. including cognitive decline, medical illness, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. As a master's student at the School of Nursing, she designed an educational program for acute-care nurses: Evidence-based Nursing Dementia Education and Acute-care Resources (ENDEAR).
More information about the JAHF BAGNC Scholarship program is available on the School of Nursing's John A Hartford Foundation Awards Funding webpage and the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholars and Fellows webpage.