Dr. May L. Wykle to be honored with the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award for her work with minority caregivers

November 14, 2000

(New York, November 14, 2000) May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.

This award is bestowed by the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing in collaboration with the Gerontological Society of America.

This annual tribute, to be presented at the Gerontological Society of America's Annual meeting on November 18, 2000, is named for Doris Schwartz, a pioneer in gerontological nursing research, and is given in recognition of visionary and exemplary contributions advancing the field of geriatric nursing research.

Dr. Wykle has been active in gerontological nursing research and she is being honored for all her outstanding contributions to the field of gerontological nursing research and specifically her work with minority caregivers.

"Dr. Wykle has mentored many doctoral students and influenced their research in gerontological nursing," said Mathy Mezey, director of the Hartford Institute. "Additionally, her research has had a far-reaching impact on clinical practice and health care policy for older Americans."

Dr. Wykle is the Florence Cellar Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Associate Dean for Community Affairs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Director of the University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University. Recently, Dr. Wykle was on sabbatical leave and served as the first recipient of the "Pope Eminent Scholar" at the Rosalynn Carter Institute in Americus, Georgia.

Dr. Wykle recently completed a four-year study funded by the National Center for Nursing Research on Black vs. White Caregivers' Formal/Informal Service Use, and a three-year study funded by National Institute on Aging on MD Style, Self-Care and Compliance of Chronically Ill Aged.

Her research interests include: geriatric mental health, self care behaviors among aged cohorts, family caregiving, stresses and strains in elderly physical health, and self-care and compliance of chronically ill aged.
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The John A Hartford Institute Foundation for Geriatric Nursing at New York University - The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU seeks to shape the quality of the health care that elderly Americans receive by promoting the highest level of competency in the nurses who deliver that care.

By raising the standards of nursing care, the Hartford Institute aims to ensure that people age in comfort and with dignity.

The Hartford Institute Website can be visited at: http://www.nyu.edu/education/nursing/hartford.institute

The email address is: hartford.ign@nyu.edu

The Gerontological Society of America was established to promote the scientific study of aging, to encourage exchanges among researchers and practitioners from various disciplines related to gerontology, and to foster the use of gerontological research in forming public policy. The Gerontological Society of America website can be visited at http://www.geron.org

New York University Division of Nursing

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