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The de Tornyay Center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the School of Nursing, the University of Washington, and the broader community.

Dr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAANDr.Rheba de Tornyay, EdD, RN, FAAN

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2011-2012 Heathly Aging Scholars

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging offers students in the UW School of Nursing opportunities to learn about successful aging and ways professionals can promote optimal experiences for older adults.  To date nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.


Program Student Topic Faculty Mentor

Germaine Krysan
Masters Scholarship

Elisabeth Lindley Feasibility of disseminating evidence based sleep research to family caregivers of persons with dementia.  Carol Landis

Myrene C McAninch
Doctoral Scholarship

Jong-Ni Lin Sleep patterns of Chinese elderly immigrants

Carol Landis

Doctoral Scholarship

Matilda Nguyen Lutrell Exercise adherence and cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrilators (ICD's) Cynthia Dougherty

Healthy Aging
Doctoral Scholarship

Katryna McCoy   Factors associated with medication adherence in older African American women with HIV  David Allen



For more information about our scholarship opportunities:

Undergraduate Scholarships | Graduate Scholarships