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Knecht-Fredo

Adam

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Van Haitsma

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Nursing Home Toolkit

Preference Based Living

Kitko

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Education

  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Nursing (minor: Gerontology)
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist option)
  • B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

  • Heart failure/mechanical circulatory support
  • Family support/caregivers
  • Palliative care/end of life

Husser

Boltz

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Hupcey

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Education: Columbia University, Ed.D., Nursing Education; Ed.M., Nursing Education; M.S., Adult Nurse Practitioner; B.S., Nursing; The Pennsylvania State University, National Research Service Award Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Research Interests: Palliative and end-of-life care, family caregivers, heart failure, age-friendly health care, qualitative research

Awards/Honors:

Whitaker

Professional Interests

Age-Friendly Care/Community
Caregiver Skills Training
Dementia-Friendly Care/Community
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement
Interdisciplinary Person-Centered Care
Leadership & Nursing Management
Practice & Regulatory Standards
Strategic Planning & Implementation

Education

Masters in Educational Leadership, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

Honors and Awards

Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Tau Chapter
Vermont Outstanding Teacher, A.C.S.U.

Fick

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Wardecker

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Dr. Wardecker received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2016 and subsequently began training as an NIA-funded T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging at Penn State. As an Assistant Professor of Nursing with multidisciplinary training in Psychology, Public Health, and Biobehavioral Health, she pulls from theoretical frameworks in these fields to investigate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) older adults’ psychological and physical health outcomes.

Education

Ph.D. – University of Michigan (Psychology)
B.S. – The Pennsylvania State University (Psychology)

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