Welcome to the Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence at OHSU

In order to meet the complex health care needs of a growing older adult population in Oregon and across the Pacific Northwest, we at the Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence have over sixteen years of accomplishments toward meeting the our goal to increase the geriatric expertise of providers, faculty and students put forth by the John A. Hartford Foundation.

HARP Call for Proposals are open!

HARP Proposals are due May 18

Since 2014, the Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence (HCGE) has been honored to steward the HCGE Quasi Endowment that funds the Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP). The OHSU Foundation recognized how this gift from the Frances Price Estate Fund would help sustain our objective to support faculty with pilot and/or feasibility projects that will contribute to the long-term goal of improving the health and care of older adults. It also supports select Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of their dissertation.

Our annual call is now open and we are calling for proposals from all OHSU faculty and Scholl of Nursing - Ph.D. students. At least one HARP is awarded to a SoN faculty member and another is designated as an "Interprofessional HARP". The IP-HARP requires an interprofessional research team. If the Principal Investigator holds a primary appointment outside of the SoN, there must be a Co-Investigator from the SoN.

For those interested in an interprofessional award, please review the "HARP Call for IP Faculty Proposals 2018" for more information and instructions detailing proposal criteria, expectations, guidelines, and eligibility.

If you are a SoN Ph.D. student or candidate, please review "2018 HARP Doctoral Dissertation Research Proposal" for more information. 

Please contact Marilyn Sanguinetti sanguine@ohsu.edu  if you have additional questions. 

Humanitude® Coming to Portland June 7 & 8

Humanitude® focuses on respecting each person’s dignity and independence to develop positive relationships between caregivers and persons with dementia.

Humanitude® was originally designed for nurses to help patients stand on their feet in order to prevent them from being bedridden. The techniques have since been found to improve patient outcomes, increase staff retention in hospitals and long-term care communities, and improve family caregivers' ability to care for family members living with dementia.

Presenters for this workshop are Yves Gineste, Professor, President of Institute Gineste-Marescotti and Dr. Miwako Honda, M.D., Director of Geriatric ResearchDivision, National HospitalOrganization, Tokyo Medical Center, Japan.

Plan to join us on June 7 & 8 for two full days of training.

3550 SW Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

To register go to https://goo.gl/jDcKzg
$50 registration fee
$25 student's registration fee

This unique learning opportunity is sponsored by OHSU Brain Institute, OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance, Layton Aging and Disease Center, Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence at OHSU School of Nursing, and Providence Health & Services.

For any questions, please contact Marilyn Sanguinetti at

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