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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

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…


The Age of Ageism

by Sarah McKiddy, UW School of Nursing de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Predoctoral Scholar This article is a part of a series on ageism, completed by de Tornyay Center predoctoral scholar, Sarah McKiddy. Find accompanying interviews on ageism here.  According to the World Health Organization, ageism decreases an individual’s lifespan by 7.5 years. Ageism…


February 10, 2022

Now Open: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gerontological Nursing

The University of Washington School of Nursing is thrilled to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Gerontological Nursing to start Fall 2022.  We invite applicants with a passion for and commitment to improving the lives of older adults to apply. You will be joining an innovative, multidisciplinary research team and developing skills to prepare for a…


December 13, 2021

Scholar Spotlight: Tao Zheng

Tao Zheng is a PhD in Nursing Science student, studying sleep and cognition in individuals with advanced heart failure after receiving a left ventricular assist device. In 2020, he published an editorial in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, titled “Who Cares? An Existential Perspective of Caregiving for Individuals with a Left Ventricular Assist Device.” His…


December 8, 2021

Engaging with Aging Blog Reaches 200 Posts

Doris Carnevali, UW School of Nursing faculty emerita, recently hit 200 posts on her blog, Engaging with Aging, where she talks about her experience of aging as a nurse and elder. Carnevali has been featured for her work on King5 news, and her ideas have provided the basis for research on an Engaging with Aging…


November 17, 2021

Watch the Fall Journal Club with Dr. Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson

On Monday, November 8th, Dr. Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, Associate Professor at Hampton University, led a journal club on the paper, “Creating structural community cohesion: Addressing racial equity in older adult homelessness.” Watch the journal club on Zoom here.


October 7, 2021

Apply to our 2021-2022 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 21, 2021

World Alzheimer’s Day

In honor of World Alzheimer’s Day, the de Tornyay Center would like to share a selection of the innovative Alzheimer’s research spearheaded by faculty at the UW School of Nursing: Drs. Azita Emami, Gabriella Engstrom, and Hyejin Kim are working on a multidisciplinary music intervention project to develop an innovative, reliable method to assess stress…


May 24, 2021

de Tornyay Healthy Aging Scholars’ Virtual Symposium

On Thursday, May 20th, our 2020-2021 de Tornyay Healthy Aging Scholars presented their projects at the center’s Virtual Symposium. Thank you to everyone who joined us! Topics ranged from dementia caregivers’ self-care to social integration after injury and preparing for age-related changes. Dr. Grethe Cammermeyer provided a musical interlude preforming a song she wrote, “Know me”, inspired…



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