BU lecture focuses on healthy aging

For immediate release: Oct. 8, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — Executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatrics, Tara A. Cortes, will speak about “Healthy Aging in a Changing Healthcare Environment” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Kehr Union, Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Cortes’ career spans executive leadership, nursing education, research and practice. Focusing on the role of nurses in improving elderly patients’ quality of life, she has contributed to increasing the wellbeing of patients with limited access to healthcare programs. She has worked to advance interdisciplinary models to reduce the gaps in access to care and to assure healthy aging.

Cortes received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Villanova University and master’s and doctoral degrees from New York University. She has held faculty positions at institutions including Yale and Columbia universities, University of Kentucky and Rockefeller University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.