It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation as the Director of OHSU's Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve in this capacity for over five years. During that time, I have watched with pride as seven of our PhD students were awarded Patricia G. Archbold predoctoral scholarships and two of our faculty received Claire Fagin post-doctoral fellowships.
At OHSU, we remain committed to increasing the number of doctorally-prepared faculty who focus on gerontological nursing. We continue to have a depth of faculty who are passionate about improving the health and healthcare for older adults through innovative educational programs, progressive clinical partnerships and cutting edge research. Recently, we received a significant endowment that will support faculty and student research and practice improvement projects.
During this transition, Dr. Glenise McKenzie has graciously agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the OHSU Hartford Center. We hope to make an announcement regarding the new Director in the near future.