de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging


Spring Journal Club with Dr. Susan McCurry

Join us for an engaging and scholarly discussion with UW School of Nursing Research Professor Susan McCurry, PhD. We will discuss a large randomized study, which delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia over the phone for older adults with osteoarthritis pain.

We will also celebrate the birthday of Rheba de Tornyay, the center’s founder.

When: Wednesday, April 7th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Zoom link:

Paper: McCurry SM, Zhu W, Von Korff M, et al. Effect of Telephone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. Published online February 22, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.9049

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Communicating with the Public for Researchers

Join the de Tornyay Center for a talk about how to present your research to the public. The talk is intended for PhD students, but all who are interested are welcome to attend. Please note the event date may subject to change.

When: Wednesday, April 28th, at 3pm*

*date may be subject to change, please check back the first week of April for final confirmation on the event details and to receive the Zoom link.

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Healthy Aging Scholars’ Virtual Presentations

Join us to hear presentations from our phenomenal 2020-2021 Healthy Aging Scholars on projects that span topics from Dignity in End-of-Life to Preparing for Age-Related Changes.

When: The event will be held in May. The exact day, time, and Zoom link will be released during Spring quarter.

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