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.

Daniel Mick

Archbold Scholar Completes PhD

We are very pleased to announce that Daniel Mick, BSN, RN, and now PhD, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on April 20, 2017. His thesis titled, "Sarcopenic obesity in older female cancer survivors and the association with poor physical function",  may inform health care outcomes for the many older women who survive cancer. His dissertation committee was composed of Kerri Winter-Stone (Chair), Lillian Nail, Nathan Dieckmann, and Lisa Wood.

The last of twenty Patricia G. Archbold Scholars at our School's Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence, Daniel has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Heritage University in Washington State, where one of his responsibilities will be integrating more gerontology into the curriculum.


Where in the world is Elizabeth Eckstrom?

Elizabeth in Italy 2017

Dr. Eckstrom, Associate Professor and Director of Geriatrics, is on sabbatical. Her second trip took her to a country that was recently ranked the healthiest country in the world! Do you know where she was?

Be sure to read about her trip to a "Blue Zone," a place in the world that has the highest percentage of centenarians. Check out her latest update to learn more.