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Moravian College professor selected as nursing research scholar

Dr. Maryellen Dye honored for research in gerontologic nursing

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - Maryellen Dye, an assistant professor at the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing at Moravian College, has been selected by the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing to be a scholar in its 2003 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars and Fellows Program.

Dr. Dye, Ph.D., R.N., C.R.N.P., was chosen for this honor because of her extensive research in gerontologic nursing and her strong leadership potential. For over 10 years, Dye has shown an unwavering commitment to people who have experienced brain injury. She is currently doing research on post-concussive syndrome in the elderly.

Dye is one of 12 nurses selected from the Midwest region to participate in this program. In its sixth year, the Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars and Fellows Program encourages and helps new gerontological nursing researchers improve the quality of health care for older adults. “Our program aims to bring together outstanding new scholars who are conducting significant research in gerontologic nursing and to give them an opportunity to interact with leading experts in the field,” said Terry Fulmer, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N, co-director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. The 12 selected nurses will travel to New York University from July 7 – 11, for a week long seminar where they will meet with nationally recognized geriatric nursing experts, discuss issues and obstacles involved with intensive research, and receive mentoring and critiquing.

The mission of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University is to improve the quality of health care for older Americans by assuring the highest level of competency in the nurses who deliver the care. By establishing higher standards for the nurses, the Hartford Institute aims to guarantee that the elderly age in comfort and dignity. For more information on this program and on the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, please visit www.hartfordign.org.