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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 fifteen years of accomplishments toward meeting the national goals put forth by the John A. Hartford Foundation.


Sarah H. Kagan - Visiting Scholar

Sarah H. Kagan is the Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing at Penn, Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Living Well Program at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center. Professor Kagan is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Older People Nursing Professor and serves on the Editorial Boards of four journals. Additionally, she writes regularly for the lay press as a contributor to Calkins Media, writing the monthly column Myths of Aging

Professor Kagan has focused her scholarship on undergraduate nursing education, care of older people, and qualitative research while maintaining an active program of clinical scholarship and practice in gero-oncology which serves as a wellspring for her undergraduate pedagogy and anchors her understanding of the clinician-patient relationship and the provision nursing care.

Please plan to join us a Lunch & Learn on June 30 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in SON rooms 358/364 where Professor Kagan will present on "The Advantages of Assessing Frailty for Your Practice and Your Patients." Her work is acknowledged nationally and internationally as innovative,sophisticated, and clinically relevant and you will not want to miss it! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marilyn Sanguinetti, program administrator, at sanguine@ohsu.edu