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March 22, 2021

Scholar Spotlight: Wendy Wilson

Wendy Wilson is one of the 2020-2021 de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholars. A PhD in Nursing Science student, Wilson’s mentor is Donna Berry, and research areas of interest include personalized end of life care focused on patient dignity and health disparities in access to specialized end of life care. Why did you choose nursing? My mom is…


Scholar Spotlight: Wonkyung Jung

Wonkyung Jung is one of the 2020-2021 de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholars. A PhD in Nursing Science student, Jung’s research is in social integration and traumatic brain injury in older adults. Jung’s faculty mentor is Hilaire Thompson. Why did you choose nursing? My grandfather was a medical student, but because of the Korean war he…


Scholar Spotlight: Lisa Neisinger

Lisa Neisinger is one of the 2020-2021 de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Doctoral Scholars. An Adult Gerontology Acute Care DNP student, Neisinger’s areas of interest are adult acute and intensive care. Neisinger’s faculty mentor is Hilarie Thompson. Why did you choose nursing? I had a long road to becoming a nurse. Initially, I thought that I…


March 17, 2021

Engaging with Aging Book

Faculty emeritus Doris Carnevali recently published an ebook based on her Engaging with Aging blog, titled “Engaging With Aging: Gems from Doris Carnevali’s blog”. “Growing old can be a lonely process because your family and care-givers have no experience of what you’re going through. In Doris Carnevali, 99 at publication time, emerita professor of nursing, we…


February 22, 2021

Nursing Students Help Vaccinate Healthcare Workers

Reposted from UW School of Nursing. Since December 17, 2020, more than 40 UW nursing students have been on the frontlines vaccinating hundreds of healthcare workers across the Puget Sound. From Tukwila to Seattle, students have volunteered to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts during what would normally be their winter break. “Being part of the…


January 13, 2021

2020 ABSN Projects with Older Adults

Promoting Resilience in Senior Public Housing ABSN students Terri Tran, Nadia Krishnan, and Gelsomina Chioino worked with Full Life Care to promote mental health and resilience by delivering houseplants and wellness tips to residents. Read about their work in the ‘Planting seeds of wellness’ Full Life Care blog post or find the Promoting Resilience in Senior Public Housing…


December 7, 2020

Scholar Spotlight: Derick Welsh

Derick Welsh is the de Tornyay Center’s Germaine Krysan Undergraduate Scholar. An ABSN student, his project is ‘Learning about the Engaging with Aging (EWA) Experience among Older Adults’. His faculty mentor is Basia Belza. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  Why did you choose nursing? My first interest has…


Scholar Spotlight: Shih-Yin Yu

Shih-Yin Yu is a PhD in Nursing Science student, with research interests in gerontology and rural health care. She recently published an editorial in the Journal of Gerontological nursing, ‘Let’s Build a New Normal: Transitioning in Hope‘. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  Why did you choose to…


Scholar Spotlight: Hillary Frey

Hillary Frey is the de Tornyay Center’s Myrene C. McAninch Undergraduate Scholar. A BSN student, her project is ‘Identification of Triggers that Alert Older Adults to Prepare for Age-related Changes’. Her faculty mentor is Shaoqing Ge. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  Why did you choose nursing? I landed…


November 24, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 dTC Scholars

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients. 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. Please join us in congratulating these exceptional scholars and their faculty…



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