It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence at OHSU. In May of 2017, my husband and I welcomed our first grandchild and decided to move to Minneapolis to be closer to him, and our daughter and son-in-law. The work I have done my whole career – plus some personal experiences – have been constant reminders of how short life is. I have decided to work part time and have stepped down as the Hartford Center Director.
While I am no longer Center Director, I will continue as School of Nursing faculty, overseeing the Center's undergraduate Gerontological Nursing Honors Program and continuing my end of life/palliative care research. The Center will continue its work, including determining future directions and ongoing sustainability, through the able coordination of Marilyn Sanguinetti, the Center's administrator and its associate directors: Julianna Cartwright, Glenise McKenzie, Ruth Tadesse, and Carla Hagan. I will help as needed.
Even though I am part time and no longer director of the OHSU Hartford Center, please know I remain fully committed to education, practice and research regarding older adults and end of life/palliative care. I have appreciated the opportunity and privilege of serving as Center Director. Many thanks.
All my best,
Patricia (Pat) Berry, PhD, RN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
School of Nursing
Oregon Health and Science University
Mail Code: SN-6S
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, Oregon 97239