Nursing faculty receives distinguished nursing award

Brooke Killmon
June 23, 2020

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — awarded the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award to Marie Boltz of the Penn State College of Nursing.

“I’m very honored and humbled to receive this award from such an esteemed group as the Gerontological Society of America. I also express gratitude to my mentors, colleagues, and mentees who work tirelessly to advance the science of gerontological nursing, and thus share in this honor with me," said Boltz.

This award, which is presented by the Health Sciences section of the organization, is given to a member of the society in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research. Boltz will be formally presented the award and her research at the annual Scientific Meeting of GSA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 4-8, 2020.

“We are very fortunate to have such a distinguished faculty member,” said College of Nursing Dean Laurie Badzek. “This award demonstrates a sustained research career, making significant contributions to geriatric nursing research that has improved the quality of life for many older adults. We are so proud to join with the GSA in celebrating this significant achievement, and I can think of no other individual who is more deserving of this award."

Boltz is the Elouise Ross Eberly and Robert Eberly endowed chair, associate director of the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, and professor. With her primary concentration in aging research, much of the research she has conducted focuses on interventions that promote function, well-being, and cognition in older adults, caregiving efficacy, coping with dementia and delirium, and other complex aging-related care issues.

Read more about Boltz's research here.

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Last Updated July 01, 2020