The University of Washington is a member of the the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Classification of AGHE members is made on the basis of the educational institution, not on the gerontology program. The purpose of AGHE is to foster the commitment of higher education to the field of aging through education, research, and public service.

AGHE's mission is two-fold:  (1) To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and (2) To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.

More information regarding AGHE membership can be found on the Association's website.


Developing competent and compassionate health care providers is critically important. The Center is a resource for faculty involved in teaching gerontology, for students interested in older adults, and for practicing professionals desiring continuing education.  Information about our educational and curricular resources (books, videos, and journals) can be found on our Resources & Links page.

Nursing Faculty with Aging-Related Research Interests page is linked here...

Information about other aging-related scholarship and fellowship programs can be found on our Resources and Links page.

Aging-Related Education Initiatives

With funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the de Tornyay Center has been actively involved in a number of Geriatric Nursing Initiatives, including Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Pre-doctoral Scholarships and Claire M. Fagin Post-doctoral Fellowships and the UW Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research (CIGR)