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Young earns GSA's 2014 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award
Date:7/25/2014

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of California, Davis, as the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.

This distinguished honor, presented by GSA's Health Sciences Section, is given to a member of the Society in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to gerontological nursing research.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 5 to 9 in Washington, DC. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.geron.org/annualmeeting for further details.

At UC Davis, Young is the associate vice chancellor for nursing, founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and a professor. She is a nationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and rural health care. Her research and clinical interest is the promotion of healthy aging with a particular focus on the interface between family and formal health-care systems. She played an instrumental role in shaping long-term care policies in Washington state and beyond through her research. In addition, she conducted several longitudinal studies of family caregiving in the context of cognitive decline.

Her systems research focused on medication management and safety in rural, assisted-living settings, and technological approaches to promoting medication safety in rural hospitals, as well as the use of telehealth and community-based strategies to promote health for rural older adults. Young is a collaborator of the Initiative for Wireless Health and Wellnes
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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