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Kristine N. Williams


Improving Nursing Home Communication


Assistant Professor

KU School of Nursing

Beth A.D. Nolan


Predicting Aggressive Behavior Based On Memory Functioning: A Longitudinal Study Of Persons With Dementia Of The Alzheimer’s Type


NIA Postdoctoral Trainee

University of Pittsburgh

Marie Y. Savundranayagam


Identity Maintenance Processes Of Spouse Caregivers: Implications For Caregiver Burden


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Western Ontario

Chiung-Ju Liu


Comprehension Of Health-Related Written Materials By Older Adults


NIA Postdoctoral Trainee

Boston University

Julie F. Sergeant


Expectations To Move And Residential Mobility Of Older Adults


Research Associate

KU School of Social Welfare

Susan Klaus


Job Satisfaction And Intent To Stay In Birth Cohorts Of Nurses


Research Instructor

KU School of Nursing

Gillian G. Woods


Written Emotional Disclosure For Lay Caregivers Of Older Adults

Bereavement Director, Heart of America Hospice

Topeka, Kansas

Skye N. Leedahl



Social Organizations & Aging:  The Benefits of VFW Memberships (Masters Thesis)

Ph.D. program, KU Social Welfare; Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Deepthi Mohankumar


Prospective End-of-Life Decision-Making:  A Study of Asian Indian Hindu Younger and Older Adults

Research Fellow, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Ellen K. Rozek


The Effect of Loneliness on Executive Functioning in Young and Older Adults (dual-title Ph.D. in Psychology and Gerontology)

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Univ. of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Erin K. Smith


Residential Satisfaction, Psychological Well-Being, and Personality Traits: Effects on Relocation among Older Adults

Research Associate, Greenwald & Associates, Washington, DC

Magdalena Leszko


Intimacy As a Mediator of the Relationship between Caregiver Burden and Marital Satisfaction

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Northwestern University


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