Kathryn Hyer of Aging Studies to Receive Outstanding Research Award

Kathryn Hyer, professor in the School of Aging Studies and director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging at USF, has been selected to receive a Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award from the Research Council at USF Research & Innovation. The award includes a $2,000 grant. She and other awardees will be recognized at a luncheon on October 21st. Hyer's research focuses on the quality of care and the quality of life provided by assisted living communities and nursing homes. She is a principal investigator on a National Institute on Aging grant to examine hurricane diaster decision making among nursing home and assisted living residents in Florida (FL) and Texas (TX) that experienced hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017. She was also principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration, Geriatric Workforce Enhancedment Program (GWEP) grant, one of 44 in the country in 2017-18.