May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA was selected as the 2000 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award, given in recognition of visionary and exemplary contributions advancing the field of geriatric nursing research. Dr. Wykle is a Florence Cellar Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Associate Dean for Community Affairs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Director of the University Center on Aging and Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Dr. Wykle is active in gerontological nursing research and was honored specifically for her work with minority caregivers. She recently completed a 4-year study, funded by the National Center for Nursing Research, on "Black Versus White Caregivers' Formal/Informal Service" use and a 3year study, funded by the National Institute of Aging, on "MD Style, SerfCare, and Compliance of Chronically 111 Aged."
The Award, named for Doris Schwartz, a pioneer in gerontological nursing research, was presented by the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing in collaboration with the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) on November 18, 2000, at the GSA annual meeting.