Ten WVU rising sophomores and juniors who began their six-week research training in the Appalachian Gerontology Experiences: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Scholars Summer Research Internship on May 16 will proudly showcase their hard work at the second annual AGE-ADAR Virtual Summer Research Poster Symposium Friday (June 24) from 10-11 a.m.
The ten 2022 AGE-ADAR Scholars are:
Ayah Aldebyan, rising junior, Psychology
Aimee Ballard, rising junior, Biology
Ethan Boddy, rising junior, Computer Science
Janella Camp, rising junior, Biology
Laura Morgan Cole, rising sophomore, Psychology
Abigail Ebert, rising sophomore, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies
Nathaniel Palmer, rising junior, Nursing
Michaela Tapia, rising sophomore, Forensic Chemistry
Grace Udah, rising junior, Public Health
Maya Wetherbee, rising sophomore, Biology
During the six-week summer internship, the scholars learned about research related to aging and health disparities in Appalachia and factors impacting aging in the region through lectures presented by a team of professors led by Julie Hicks Patrick, principal investigator of the AGE-ADAR grant. Professors include Amy Fiske, Kristina Hash and Bernard Schreurs.
The AGE-ADAR Scholars Program is a two-year research program funded by the National Institute on Aging that trains MSTEM students on aging and health disparities in Appalachia preparing them for future research and health careers.
For more information about the AGE-ADAR Scholars Program, visit our website or contact Betty Mei, program director, at email@example.com or Selena Engebretson, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.