The School of Nursing has access to an enviable array of resources including collaboration with clinical partners at OHSU schools, clinical sites, and laboratories; as well as strong research partnerships with scientists at the Knight Cancer Institute, the Layton Center for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, and other institutions in the community.

One of the overall goals of the HCGNE is to advance the science of gerontological care by increasing faculty leadership and research productivity.

Research interests are focused on addressing important health issues for older adults and are varied with strength in the areas of healthy aging, chronic disease management, end-of-life and palliative care, and dementia.

Since its inception in 2001, gerontological nursing researchers at OHSU School of Nursing have garnered nearly $30 million in direct cost research awards. This funding allows us to turn ideas into innovations that advance knowledge development and dissemination and that, ultimately, advance the nursing discipline. We are committed to evidence-based practice and translational research and moving our research findings from theory and science into care delivery, resulting in improved health outcomes.

Other OHSU Departments involved in aging research