About the Center

Established in 2007, NewCourtland Center has built on that investment to further establish itself as a global leader in the science related to health transitions and, importantly, as a pioneer in translating that science to strengthen clinical practice and healthcare policy. 

“Nurses will play a pivotal role in addressing the health care needs of people throughout the 21st century. The cutting edge science, led by nurses and designed to advance knowledge related to promoting healthy lifestyles and caring for the chronically ill, will position nurses and other health team members to make a major difference in the lives of these people.” Mary D Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, Director

As People Live Longer, Family Caregivers Face Financial Challenges

Many people overlook the short- and long-term costs of financial caregiving, a growing problem that financial advisors and employers can help address, according to a new report by the TIAA Institute and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing).

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Integrating the Transitional Care Model into Nurse Practitioner Curricula to Improve Outcomes for High-Risk Older Adults

Managing transitions in care for older adults and their family caregivers, no matter the care setting, is especially challenging in a rapidly changing health care system. Patient discharges which typically require prescription writing, discharge summary creation, and team consultations for home care entail more complex coordination and planning.

    Jennifer Olsen, DrPH

    Shifting Caregivers from the Margins to the Middle: Power in Numbers

    Join CEO Jennifer Olsen, DrPH, as she discusses the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers’ (RCI) vision and strategies designed to make caregivers more central in our culture, in our policies, and in our workplaces.

    Drs. Christine Grady, Carol Taylor, and Jason Karlawish

    When the Caregiver is Also a Bioethicist and Clinician - Ethical Dimensions of Caregiving

    A daughter who cared for her mother with dementia. A wife who cared for her husband with cancer. And a son who cares for his father with dementia. In the 10th webinar in the Caregiving NOW series, three speakers shared their lived experiences as caregivers for a loved one.

    George Demiris and Ashish Shah

    Technologies for Aging and Caregiving: Challenges and Opportunities

    In a recent webinar, George Demiris, PhD and Ashish Shah shared their experiences developing, testing, and implementing technologies that could improve the home as a care setting and help caregivers assess and address their loved one’s needs.

T32 Fellowship

Meeting the complex health care needs of individuals living with chronic illnesses such as heart failure, diabetes and depression in a person-centered, safe, and efficient manner will be a, if not the, dominant healthcare challenge in the next few decades. Our research agenda focuses on the growing population of chronically ill adults with a specialization on frail, elderly adults and their family caregivers. Members’ implementation of various research methods is now creating a body of knowledge that will directly benefit this vulnerable population.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are available now

  • Immersive research experiences with leading expert mentors
  • Research skills development
  • Supportive interprofessional scholarly environment
  • Career development

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Online Learning

Transitional Care Model Courses

Check out the latest Transitional Care Model courses offered at Penn. Self-paced and fully online, a 2-hour introductory course and a comprehensive 25-hour course are available.

Learn more about our online courses