$120,000 fellowship goes to nursing teacher at West Chester

Cheryl Monturo, a nursing professor at West Chester University, has been awarded a $120,000 fellowship for her work in geriatric nursing.

Monturo won the 2007 Claire M. Fagin Fellowship, awarded by the John A. Hartford Foundation. She will receive $60,000 per year for the next two years to support her research of the end-of-life treatment of veterans, to determine whether the wishes of dying veterans are being met.

The WCU professor has more than 25 years experience working in geriatric nursing, and this is the second award she has received from the Hartford Foundation, which gave her a pre-doctoral scholarship in 2001.

   Will Hobson