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2005-2006 Scholars











Pictured are de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Scholars and their mentors at our June 2006 Scholars Presentations and Reception event.

Below is a list of our scholarship recipients for the 2005-2006 academic year and their research topics.  By clicking on the students' research topics, you will be linked to their brief Powerpoint slides that were presented at our Healthy Aging Scholars Presentations and Reception.



Current Scholars

Program Student Topic Faculty Mentor
Ellen Chong Advance directives: when you can't decide, who will? Karen Feldt
  Ashley Hapak Effective discharge communication among elderly patients and their providers Donna Berry
  Julie Hendricks Risk factors for chronic illness in older American Indian adults Doris Boutain
  Christine Roddy An analysis of exercise programs at congregate meal sites: benefits and outcomes Basia Belza
  Karol Stevens Using diet to manage disease: elements of successful change Basia Belza
  Julie Zoellner Training intergenerationally competent clinicians: how to improve undergraduate nursing students' skills and confidence in assessing and working with older adults Vicky Hertig
Kuan-Chun Chiang & Leslie K. Seman Older adults' experience with the lifetime fitness program at three different ethnic group settings and a Chinese Baptist church Basia Belza
  Kimberley Garrison Where professional healthcare services are provided: is there an impact on nursing home residents with dementia? Maggie Baker
  Tawnya Horsley Do nurse practitioners make recommendations for exercise? Current practice patterns, barriers and facilitators Basia Belza
  Viet Nguyen Characteristics of nursing home residents with suspected pneumonia who are treated in a nursing home or transferred to a hospital Basia Belza
Chia-Yi Chiao Using causal modeling to predict the impact of caregiving on depression among elderly Taiwanese Karen Schepp
  Glenise McKenzie Organization of work in assisted living: implications for the health and safety of direct care workers Mary Salazar
  Elena Siegel An ethnographic approach to understanding supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel in nursing homes Pamela Mitchell


For more information about our scholarship opportunities:

Undergraduate Scholarships | Graduate Scholarships


Previous scholars are listed by the academic year that their scholarship was awarded:

2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 

2007-2008 | 2006-2007 |2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000