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Meet the Inaugural Carol E. Ware PhD Fellows

Two Penn Nursing doctoral students have been named as the first Carol E. Ware PhD Fellows. This program provides two years of financial support to PhD students who are committed to improving care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and/or other mental health issues.

February 28, 2024

Designed to provide scholars with proficiency in gerontological research, concepts, and theoretical frameworks essential to dementia studies, the Ware Fellowship program will help develop a core understanding of the needs of persons with dementia, their family, and their careers across multiple environments. The program addresses health inequalities and the public health impacts associated with persons living with dementia, while offering the student the ability to learn the current and emerging research design methods necessary to evaluate dementia care interventions with the aim of advancing the scholarship of Penn Nursing faculty and clinical curriculum, focused on person‐centered care for individuals and families affected by dementia.

Our first Carol Ware Fellows are:

Hannah Cho, MSN, RN, ACHPN Hannah Cho, MSN, RN, ACHPN is a third-year PhD student. Her research interests include studying digital literacy and social support of caregivers for persons living with dementia in a community.
Ellen Munsterman, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC Ellen Munsterman, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC is a third-year PhD student. She is pursuing a dual degree in the Masters in Bioethics program. Her research interests include the experiences of hospitalized older adults with dementia and their family caregivers and dementia-friendly hospital care.

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