Nursing Alum chosen for Lifetime Achievement Award

The UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association recently recognized College of Nursing alum Dr. Marilyn Rantz, PhD ’92, with the UW-Milwaukee Lifetime Achievement Award on October 6 at the Alumni Award reception.

Rantz, Curatorsʼ Professor Emerita, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, has spent the last 30 years focused on, and researching on “improving gerontological nursing, nursing administration, aging in place, and technology in aging.”

She created “Aging in Place, a program that allowed most older adults to remain in the same environment and receive supportive health services as needed. AIP was implemented by some health care facilities, allowing residents privacy in their apartments. Researchers and staff used sensors, computers and communications systems to discreetly monitor residents’ health. Motion sensor networks detected changes in behavior and physical activity, including walking and sleeping patterns. Identification of changes can prompt interventions that can delay or prevent serious health events.” (EurekAlert 7-Mar-2011)

Her research teams have secured over $60 million in grants over the years to support research in the specialty areas listed above. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading researcher and expert in her field.

One of her published books won the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year (2010). In 2012 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.

Congratulations to Dr. Rantz on this excellent achievement!

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UWM Alum leads the way in Elder Care