The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research, recognized the outstanding contributions of Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN, with the 2021 Terrie Fox Wetle Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research.
Aging & Care for Older Adults
The pandemic has multiplied the challenges for long-term care. The research of Tonya Roberts, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, School of Nursing, sheds light on those challenges and strategies that long-term care staff have employed to combat social isolation.
Dr. Megan Zuelsdorff | Grant Award
Dr. Megan Zuelsdorff was awarded a grant to support the study Stressors, allostatic load, and ADRD disparity: Addressing COVID-19 impact.
Nursing Homes And COVID-19
Listen to a WORT podcast with Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing. The discussion covers nursing homes, the services they provide, and the reasons for their vulnerability when COVID first hit.
Mining notes from doctors and nurses could improve dementia diagnosis
Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer dementia patients to better treatment and follow-up examinations — especially patients from minority groups that tend to be less likely to receive specialized care.
New toolkit guides professionals, others in scenarios involving dementia
A new toolkit from the School of Nursing prepares professionals, like pharmacists, as well as family members and other front-line staff to face and handle situations involving dementia patients.
Leaders in Long-Term Care
Dr. Barbara J. Bowers and her team aim to reduce staff attrition and elevate practice perceptions with Geri-Res, an online long-term care nurse residency program.
Two School of Nursing Faculty Members are Honored
School of Nursing faculty members Barbara King and Barbara Bowers have earned awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.
Toward Person-Centered Care
Assistant Professor Tonya Roberts is reimagining long-term care to make nursing homes feel more like home.
Nurses Keep Hospital Patients Moving with Help from UW Researchers
By Chris Barncard, UW–Madison News Laughter may get a lot of credit, but Barbara King makes walking sound like the best medicine. “We know it maintains our health and well-being,” says King, a University of …