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April 6, 2006

Penn Nursing Researcher Strumpf To Speak At UI April 17

Neville E. Strumpf, Ph.D., a noted nursing researcher and educator at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture titled, "A Program of Research on Physical Restraint: Challenging Assumptions, Changing Practice, Considering the Future," from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Room 20 of the University of Iowa College Nursing Building

Strumpf is the Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor in Gerontology, director of the Center for Gerontologic Nursing Science and director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. Her visit to the UI is sponsored by the UI College of Nursing's John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Excellence.

In addition to her lecture, Strumpf's visit will include one-on-one consultations with UI nursing faculty and students who have a special interest in elder care. 

Strumpf is widely recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology. Her well-established career as a groundbreaking researcher, innovative teacher, caring mentor, as well as top administrator, has distinguished her among her peers. Strumpf's long, distinguished record of honors includes the prestigious Lindback Teaching Award and her tenure as interim dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She continues to develop new models of care that enhance the quality of life for frail elders.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Nursing, 101 Nursing Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

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