de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

Spotlight


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…


September 16, 2020

Scholar Spotlight: Alisa Strayer

Alisa Strayer, MSW, MPH, is a recent alumni of the UW Master’s of Social Work and Master’s of Public Health programs. She worked with the Dementia Action Collaborative on implementing and assessing the Dementia Friends program in Washington State. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  What got you interested in…


Scholar Spotlight: Qian Tu

Qian Tu, PhD, DNP, ARNP, is a recent alumni of the UW School of Nursing’s DNP-Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program.  She received the de Tornyay Center’s 2020 DNP Pathways to Healthy Aging Award.  All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  What is your Doctor of Nursing Practice…


Scholar Spotlight: Alexa Meins

Alexa Meins, PhD, BS, is a recent alumni of the UW School of Nursing PhD program. She received the de Tornyay Center’s 2020 PhD Pathways to Healthy Aging Award.  All interviews have been edited for length and clarity.  Find more scholar spotlight interviews here.  What is your dissertation on? My dissertation explored green exercise, or physical activity…


March 18, 2020

Scholar Spotlights: Najma Mohamed

Najma Mohamed is a first year BSN student. During winter quarter in 2020, she traveled to Japan as part of the Keio University Short-Term Nursing and Medical Care Studies Program to learn about challenges of an aging society. UW students attending the program were supported by the Center for Global Health Nursing and the de…


Scholar Spotlight: Mariyam Arifova

Mariyam Arifova is a first year BSN student. During winter quarter in 2020, she traveled to Japan as part of the Keio University Short-Term Nursing and Medical Care Studies Program to learn about challenges of an aging society. UW students attending the program were supported by the Center for Global Health Nursing and the de…


Scholar Spotlight: Kuan-Ching Wu

Kuan-Ching Wu, BSN, RN, is the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging’s pre-doctoral scholar. A first year PhD student from Taiwan, her research interests include older adults with dementia and their caregivers. Her faculty mentor is Tatiana Sadak. All interviews have been edited for length and clarity. Find all scholar spotlight interviews here. What interests…


Scholar Spotlight: Julia Meno

Julia Meno is a first year BSN student. During winter quarter in 2020, she traveled to Japan as part of the Keio University Short-Term Nursing and Medical Care Studies Program to learn about challenges of an aging society. UW students attending the program were supported by the Center for Global Health Nursing and the de…



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