T32 Aging and Informatics Training Program at the School of Nursing, University of Washington
Our health care system is facing several challenges as people are living longer, with multiple chronic conditions that increase the need to utilize health care services. The significant increase of the segment of the population aged 65 or older will strain existing care systems.
We are called upon to design innovative approaches that will address this unprecedented demographic shift and will:
- improve quality of life for older adults and their families
- help them remain healthy and preserve function
- prevent falls and adverse events
- facilitate disease and symptom management, and
- promote palliation and dignity at the end of life
All these goals require not only increased efficiency in our current care practices, but also new approaches and innovative strategies to support aging including informatics tools and systems.
The University of Washington School of Nursing has a new Training Program in Aging and Informatics funded by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research. We are seeking qualified individuals who are US citizens or permanent residents, both at the pre-doctoral level (PhD students in Nursing) and post-doctoral level (with a PhD in nursing or related field) for this interdisciplinary research training program that prepares future researchers with expertise in the use of informatics to support aging.
For more information about this program or to apply (including a cover letter and CV), please contact the Training Program Director Dr. George Demiris at firstname.lastname@example.org.