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Featured Profile: Marilyn Rantz


Marilyn Rantz

For more than 30 years, Dr. Marilyn Rantz has focused on improving gerontological nursing, nursing administration, aging in place, and technology in aging.

She and her research teams have secured more than 50 million dollars in grants to explore these specialty areas.

Most of Rantz’ research is piloted at Tiger Place, a high-tech independent housing facility that allows elderly people to age in place through the end of life, maximizing independence and function. Tiger Place was built and is operated by Americare of Sikeston, Mo. Rantz serves as Director of the facility for the Sinclair School of Nursing.

Rantz has published numerous journal articles and books. Some of her awards include National Gerontological Nursing Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2005),  American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year (2010) and Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award (2010). In 2012 she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, one of the highest distinctions that a researcher can receive.

In the health and science sphere, Rantz is recognized as a leading researcher in the U.S. and a premier international expert in enabling and revolutionizing quality care of older people.

Dr. Marilyn Rantz is Curators Professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, Associate Director for the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging and Executive Director, Aging In Place, Tiger Place.

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