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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…


2021 Pathways to Healthy Aging Awardees

Olga Yudich (DNP) – Improving Coordination of Care of Highly Complex Geriatric Patients in Primary Care How does your DNP project advance healthy aging? Healthy aging is the ability to age well and to age in place within one’s community. To do so, older adults will often require social services. My research has found that older…


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…


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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