de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging


November 14, 2022

Ageism Interview: Harriet Adhiambo

Harriet is a PhD Nursing Science student at the University of Washington with experience in clinical and implementation science research. Her work has mainly focused on improving maternal, child, and adolescent health outcomes using innovative strategies including mHealth and improving retention and viral load suppression among patients living with HIV/AIDs in Western Kenya. She is…


Scholar Spotlight: Priscilla Carmiol-Rodriguez

Priscilla Carmiol-Rodriguez is a PhD in Nursing Science student and a de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Pre-doctoral Scholar. Carmiol-Rodriguez’s research interests include sleep and health inequities. Why did you choose nursing? I wanted to be in a profession or discipline working more closely with people throughout the entire lifespan. Nursing has broadened my perspective…


November 9, 2022

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! PHD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS: Emily Ahrens, Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar Topic: Fidelity of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with language barriers Faculty Mentor: Hilaire Thompson PhD,…


November 2, 2022

Scholar Spotlight: Emily Ahrens

Emily Ahrens is a second year PhD in Nursing Science Student, who received funding from the NTI Joan Culp funds and de Tornyay Center for the 2022 AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) conference. Why did you choose nursing? I’ve always found the human body and helping people to be fascinating and…


Ageism Interview: Victor Yampolsky

Esteemed teacher, conductor and violinist Victor Yampolsky served as Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. University Professor in Music Performance at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music; Music Director of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin; Music Director Emeritus of the Omaha Symphony, as well as the Honorary Director of the…


Ageism Interview: Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is currently involved with the University of Washington Retirement Association. Mark graduated from Edmonds High School and retired in 2013 after working as a maintenance painter at the UWMC for 30 years. This interview is a part of a series on ageism, completed by de Tornyay Center predoctoral scholar, Sarah McKiddy (sm256@uw.edu). Read…


October 5, 2022

Apply to our 2022-2023 Healthy Aging Scholarships!

Applications for the de Tornyay Center’s Healthy Aging Scholarships are open until October 20th! The center funds undergraduate and graduate nursing students at all three UW campuses. Learn more and find the applications here.


September 12, 2022

Ageism Interview: Aaron Rosser

Aaron Rosser is a recent graduate from the University of Washington holding a dual degree in Psychology and Philosophy. During his time there, he worked with the School of Nursing DPEN Team to develop an evidence-based intervention for informal caregivers and volunteered his time on the board of the non-profit Circle of Friends for Mental…


Ageism Interview: Tracey Gendron 

 Dr. Tracey Gendron serves as Chair for the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology, as Director for the Virginia Center on Aging and is the author of the book Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It. With over 25 years of experience as a grant- funded researcher and nationally recognized speaker, Tracey…


Spotlight Interview: Jeehye Jun

Jeehye Jun is a postdoctoral fellow in gerontological nursing at the University of Washington School of Nursing, starting in fall 2022. She will be working with Dean Azita Emami and her research team on the project ‘Biomarker Method for Assessing the Impact of Music on Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers’. She comes to the…



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