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June 7, 2021

Scholar Spotlight: Olga Yudich

Olga Yudich was one of the recipients of the de Tornyay Center’s 2021 Pathways to Healthy Aging Award and one of the de Tornyay Center’s Healthy Aging Scholars. A recent DNP graduate, her project was ‘ Improving Coordination of Care of Highly Complex Geriatric Patients in Primary Care’. Her faculty mentor was Hillary Thompson. Why did…


Scholar Spotlight: Claire Han

Claire Han was the de Tornyay Center’s 2020-2021 Germaine Krysan Doctoral Scholar. A recent DNP graduate, Han’s project was ‘Tailoring Chronic Disease Management Care Pathways to Older Adults and their Caregivers in Adults Family Homes’ and faculty mentors were Hilaire Thompson and Kristen Childress. Why did you choose nursing? When I was between five and…


Scholar Spotlight: Susie Cho

Susie Cho was the de Tornyay Center’s 2020 Myrene C. McAninch Doctoral Scholar. A PhD student, Cho’s project was ‘A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of the Facilitators and Barriers to Self-care Practices in Care Partners of People Living with Dementia’ and faculty mentor was Tatiana Sadak. Why did you choose nursing? I was fond of what my…


Scholar Spotlight: Liam Malpass

Liam Malpass was one of the recipients of the de Tornyay Center’s 2021 Pathways to Healthy Aging Award. A recent DNP graduate, his project was ‘ Improving Utilization of Telehealth among Clinicians Caring for Older Adults’. His faculty mentor was Gail Johnson. Why did you choose nursing? Nursing was a natural career path for me. I’ve…


May 20, 2021

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2021

Our de Tornyay Center Undergraduate Scholars, Hillary Frey and Derick Welsh are presenting at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 21st, during 10:00AM to 10:55 AM and 4:05 PM to 4:55 PM sessions. Hillary Frey will present on “Exploring Triggers for Older Adults to Recognize Age-Related Changes: Preliminary Findings From a Qualitative Analysis”,…


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…



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