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SSRI associate director and cofunded faculty on team that wins national excellence award for research

Apr 3, 2020

Faculty in SSRI are part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture. This prestigious and highly…

Researchers recognized for innovative work in aging

Mar 12, 2019

The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has recently recognized three investigators in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State for their innovative research in aging.  Nilam Ram, professor of human development and family studies and psychology; Lizbeth Benson, a doctoral…

Mobile technologies may help researchers crack the mysteries of aging

Nov 13, 2018

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow Penn State’s Martin Sliwinski and team to learn more about how small changes in the brain can develop into neurological conditions later in life by developing new standardized mobile technologies for researchers across the U.S. This type of…
News Topics: NIHAgingCognition

Child maltreatment linked to cognitive aging

Oct 10, 2018

Almost 10 million older adults in the U.S. have cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other related dementias. Penn State researchers are looking into how early life adversity, specifically child maltreatment, can affect cognitive aging later in life in a new project. According to Chad…

QuantDev Innovations Featured in The Journals of Gerontology

Jan 18, 2018

The Quantitative Developmental Systems Methodology Core (QuantDev) recently had several of their studies featured in December’s special issue of The Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. This journal presents studies that advance methodology or understanding in areas…