Gail L. Towsley, PhD, NHA portrait
  • Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
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Professional Service

  • Palliative Care Research Collaborative. Role: Peer Reviewer. Reviewing pilot grants. 04/01/2022 - present
  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). Role: Peer Reviewer. Peer Reviewer. 01/15/2022 - present
  • Gerontological Society of America - Hospice, Palliative & End-of-Life Care Special Interest Group. Role: Co-convener. Promotes research and education on hospice, palliative and end-of-life care issues for older persons, their family caregivers and health care providers. 01/14/2022 - 12/31/2024
  • Gerontological Society of America - Grant Writing Workgroup. Role: Member. Develop and implement Grant Chats - panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology that offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science and to foster successful grant applications. 03/31/2021 - present
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association. Role: Reviewer. 2018 Scholar Reviews. 03/01/2018 - 03/31/2018
  • National Palliative Care Research Center. Role: Reviewer. 2017 - 2019 Scientific Review Committee . 03/01/2017 - 03/29/2019
  • Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Peer Reviewer. 06/2016 - present
  • Journal of Applied Gerontology. Peer reviewer. 01/2016 - present
  • Medical Care. Role: Peer reviewer. Scholarly Service. 11/13/2014 - present
  • International Journal of Nursing Studies. Peer-reviewer. 08/2012 - present

Internal Service

  • Conflict of Interest Committee. member, 07/01/2022 - present. University service.
  • Tenure Line Search Committee. member, 07/01/2022 - present. College service.
  • University Research Committee. member, 07/01/2022 - present. University service.
  • Tenure-Line Search Committee. Chair, 08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022. College service.
  • Ruth Dumke Ryberg RN Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Search Committee. Co-Chair, 11/15/2020 - 07/31/2022. College service.
  • College of Nursing Research Committee. Chair, 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019. College service.
  • Retention Promotion & Tenure Committee. Member, 12/2015 - present. College service.
  • Conflict of Interest Committee. Member, 11/21/2014 - 05/31/2019. University service.
  • University Studies Committee. Member, 09/20/2014 - 05/31/2017. University service.
  • Faculty Governance Committee. member, 12/2013 - present. College service.
  • PhD Subcommittee - Electives Task Force. Member, 09/2012 - present. College service.
  • Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program. Member, 07/2011 - present. College service.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow - Social Research Policy & Practice. Gerontological Society of America , 11/15/2018
  • Me & My Wishes—A Resident Centered Video Communicating Care Preferences, National Palliative Care Research Center Junior Faculty Career Development Award. 07/2015
  • Vice President Clinical and Translational Research Scholar. University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science. 01/01/2014
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA (T32) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 01/2010
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Polisher Research Institute, Horsham, PA. 01/2009
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student. U of Utah College of Nursing. 05/2007

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