Project Description

D. WYNNE THORNE LECTURE

The D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award is the highest research honor bestowed at USU, marking sustained excellence over the course of a career. This year, we honor 2017 D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Awardee JoAnn Tschanz.

Dr. JoAnn Tschanz, professor in the Utah State University Psychology Department, has shown continuing dedication in researching dementia and other cognitive disorders. Her work with the Cache County Study on Memory and Aging has become well-known with psychology professionals around the world.Dr. Tschanz studied at Idaho State University during her undergraduate degree and moved on to Indiana University to complete her doctorate degree. She continued at the University of Washington Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow, after which she joined Utah State in 1994 as a member of the Cache County Study team. She became a professor in 1999 in the

Dr. Tschanz studied at Idaho State University during her undergraduate degree and moved on to Indiana University to complete her doctorate degree. She continued at the University of Washington Medical Center as a postdoctoral fellow, after which she joined Utah State in 1994 as a member of the Cache County Study team. She became a professor in 1999 in the department of Psychology, which is a position she maintains today.She continues to work with researchers from Utah State, Duke University Medical Center, and the John Hopkins University on population-based studies of dementia progress, which has allowed her to gain a novel perspective on how

She continues to work with researchers from Utah State, Duke University Medical Center, and the John Hopkins University on population-based studies of dementia progress, which has allowed her to gain a novel perspective on how care and environmental factors predict rates of dementia progression within three domains: cognition, function, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. This has led her to receive numerous grants and awards, including the Research Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2016 and a Lifetime of Exception Achievement Award from Utah Alzheimer’s Association in 2012.

Her research continues to be displayed in over 100 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited more than 4,000 times since 2012. Along with her incredible research abilities, Dr. Tschanz has taken on the role of mentor to many graduate students and has worked to ensure that they receive the proper training for future research opportunities in psychology.

Attend the D. Wynne Thorne Lecture to hear Dr. Tschanz speak about her research and career experiences.

JoAnn Tschanz - D Wynne Thorne

Details

April 11, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

New Books Lounge, Merrill-Cazier Library

Open Invitation

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All faculty, staff, students and friends of USU are invited to this event.