de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

Spotlight


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: 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…


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…



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