Director's Message

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,


Berry-Patricia-Hartford-Center-DirectorPatricia (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
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