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Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Healthy Aging Scholars!

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients.

Please join us in congratulating these exceptional scholars and their faculty mentors!


Emily Ahrens, Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar
Topic: Fidelity of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with language barriers
Faculty Mentor: Hilaire Thompson PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN

Karl Cristie Figuracion, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar
Topic: Environmental enrichment and cortical changes among brain tumor survivors
Faculty Mentor: Hilaire Thompson PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN

Kuan-Ching Wu, Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholar
Topic: A theoretical framework for urinary tract infection prevention and management in community-dwelling older persons with dementia
Faculty Mentor: Oleg Zaslavsky PhD, MHA, RN


Tedra Hamel, Myrene C. McAninch Undergraduate Scholar
Topic: Understanding age-related physiological changes: a secondary analysis
Faculty Mentor: Basia Belza PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

Esther Mwaniki, Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholar
Topic: Examining symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome in older intensive care unit survivors with end-stage renal disease
Faculty Mentor: Maya Elias PhD, MA, RN

Dariga Tugan, Healthy Aging Undergraduate Scholar
Topic: A descriptive analysis of variability in exercise (VO2 Max) to address differences in physical function and alleviation of symptoms in older adults living with HIV
Faculty Mentor: Allison Webel RN, PhD, FAAN