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Welcome to the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing 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 Nursing Excellence have over a decade of accomplishments toward meeting the national goals put forth by the Hartford Foundation.

NHCGNE Awards Latest Cohort of Fellows & Scholars

The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence has announced $1.2 million in awards to the latest cohort of Claire M. Fagin Fellows and Patricia G. Archbold Scholars studying gerontological nursing in academic settings across the U.S.  

Five Claire M. Fagin Fellows will each receive up to $120,000 to support post-doctoral research training, mentorship, leadership and career development. Six Patricia G. Archbold Scholars will receive grants of up to $100,000 to support their doctoral training and launch careers in academic gerontological nursing.   

Our Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at OHSU is proud to announce we have an award recipient in each category!    

Dr. Corey Nagel is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. As Associate Director of the Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence at OHSU and member of the Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council, Dr. Nagel is actively engaged in efforts to advance gerontological nursing and improve the health of older Oregonians. During his fellowship, Dr. Nagel will use machine learning and other advanced statistical methods to identify the social and environmental determinants of functional decline and disability among a nationally-representative cohort of older adults. The results of this research will inform aging policy and contribute to the development of effective, community-based strategies to promote healthy aging. 

Daniel Mick is a second year PhD student at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.  His dissertation work explores the efficacy of exercise interventions in older women cancer survivors to improve body composition and reduce biomarkers of inflammation. This research is important for helping explain the biological mechanisms underlying exercise's association with improving outcomes and survival. He will work closely during his award with his mentors Dr. Kerri Winters-Stone, an expert in the use of physical activity to prevent and manage chronic disease, and Dr. Lissi Hansen, an expert focused on end-of-life and palliative care in adults and older adults who have end-stage liver disease with a particular focus on their families.

Hartford Award for Research and Practice


Dr. Christopher Lee and his research team were awarded the first annual Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence "Hartford Award for Research and Practice" (HARP). The $25,000 grant was made possible through The Frances Price Endowment that was given to the Hartford Center earlier this year. This innovative proposal builds on Dr. Lee's program of research in heart failure and aging and lays the groundwork for future work on the interplay of psychological and physical symptoms, symptom biology and the development of clinical heart failure management strategies.