Richard K Morycz, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Desire-To-Institutionalize Scale utilized for research projects both nationally (NIA-funded REACH I and REACH II Research Projects) and internationally. National Institute of Health website (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morycz's+scale) as well as in publications - for example, Sun F1, Durkin DW, Hilgeman MM, Harris G, Gaugler JE, Wardian J, Allen RS, Burgio LD. Predicting desire for institutional placement among racially diverse dementia family caregivers: the role of quality of care. Gerontologist. 2013 Jun;53(3):418-29. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns110. Also, significant article published about reliability of scale used across various racial and ethnic groups - Gina M. McCaskill, MSW, MPA, Louis D. Burgio, PhD, Jamie DeCoster, PhD, and Lucinda Lee Roff, PhD. The Use of Moryczs Desire-to-Institutionalize Scale Across Three Racial/Ethnic Groups. Journal of Aging and Health23(1) 195202, 2011.
- Morycz RK. Caregiving strain and the desire to institutionalize family members with Alzheimer's disease. Research on Aging, 7(3):329-36l, 1985.
- Morycz RK, Malloy JE, and Bozich MA. Racial differences in family burden: Clinical implications for social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 10:133-154, 1987.
- Morycz RK. An exploration of senile dementia and family burden. Clinical Social Work Journal, 8:16-17, 1980
- Miller, M and Morycz, RK. Preparing for the Rise in Alzheimers Disease Cases: A Proposal for Training Support Personnel Commentary J Gerontol Geriatr Res 2015, 4: 195 doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000195. Mark D Miller and Richard K Morycz. Published January 27, 2015
Congratulations UPMC Senior Champion Awardees
The annual UPMC Celebrating Senior Champions reception honors distinguished individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in creating a better life for senior citizens. This year, we are pleased to congratulate Richard Morycz, PhD, and Scott Lammie, who each received Senior Champion awards. Dr. Morycz (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Social Work) received the UPMC Senior Service Caregiver...
Gerontology Society of America Awards Fellow Status to Richard Morycz, PhD in Recognition of His Outstanding Service and Contributions to the Field
Richard Morycz, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Social Work, has been awarded fellow status by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The Society will formally present Dr. Morycz with this honor at a special awards ceremony on November 14, 2018 at its annual meeting in Boston, MA. Fellow status represents the highest class of membership in the organization and acknowledges Dr. Morycz’ s...