Dementia caregiver activation -- Tatiana I. Sadak, PMHNP, PhD, RN

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.Dr. Sadak was selected as a 2013 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar. The goals of Dr. Sadak's research are to: (1) operationalize the concept of dementia caregiver activation; (2) validate an Index of Dementia Caregiver Activation; and (3) develop and pilot a tailored intervention (CADDI) to improve caregiver activation. Caregiver activation is defined as the process by which caregivers become ready and then progressively assume the multiple roles involved in managing the needs of a loved one with dementia while also caring for themselves.Over the next three years as a Nurse Faculty Scholar, Dr. Sadak will have 60 percent protected time to focus on program and research related activities; receive financial support for career development activities in her research and scholarly focus area; work closely with institutional and national mentors to develop her career as an academic nurse leader; and receive training and mentoring in areas such as developing a research and academic career plan, securing research funding, integrating research and scholarship into teaching, exerting leadership through professional and university service, influencing health care policy through research, and developing skills to assume a senior leadership role in academic nursing.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $350,000.00

Awarded on: 8/29/2013

Time frame: 9/1/2013 - 2/28/2017

Grant Number: 71246


University of Washington School of Nursing

P.O. Box 357260
Seattle, 98195-7266


Tatiana I. Sadak
Project Director