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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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The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging offers students in the UW School of Nursing opportunities to learn about successful aging and ways professionals can promote optimal experiences for older adults.  To date nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.

Link to 2013 applications

Below is a list of our current scholarship recipients and their research topics. 

  Current Scholars

Program Student TopicApplication for
Faculty Mentor

Undergraduate Scholarship

Kelly Ridge Correlations between self-reported mobility data and sensor based mobility data among older adults.  George Demiris and Hilaire Thompson

Doctoral Scholarship

Jane Chung Use of sensor technology to monitor mobility in community-dwelling Korean American older adults

George Demiris

Doctoral Scholarship

Musetta Fu A group singing program: Insights from residents and staff in a retirement community Basia Belza