Wykle receives gerontology research award

November 29, 2000

CLEVELAND -- May Wykle, a professor and associate dean for community affairs at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, received the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) at its annual meeting November 18. The award recognizes her contributions to geriatric nursing research and to the quality of life and health of older people.

Wykle, the Florence Cellar Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the Bolton School and director of the University Center on Aging and Health at CWRU, is widely recognized for her work with minority caregivers and with caregivers of patients with dementia. She has made significant contributions to improving the quality of life and health of African-American elders, and her work in this area has been widely published.

Wykle has served as visiting professor at the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Houston, and the University of Zimbabwe in Africa. Most recently, she was the first Pope Eminent Scholar at the Rosalynn Carter Institute at Georgia Southwestern State University. The GSA was established in 1945 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 society has 27 formal and informal interest groups, with a membership of nearly 2,900 healthcare professionals from all disciplines.

Case Western Reserve University

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