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Achievements in Grant Writing: Hardeep Obhi Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant

Hardeep Obhi is a doctoral student majoring in Gerontology and an Interdisciplinary Writing Consultant for the Center for Communication Excellence. She was recently awarded a prestigious F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Aging in the National Institutes of Health. In her proposal, titled Biopsychosocial Reserves and Dementia: Identifying Life-span Protective Factors, she plans to utilize longitudinal data and interdisciplinary techniques to assess life-span protective factors against cognitive decline and dementia. Hardeep will augment training available to her at Iowa State University with support from this grant by partaking in rotations with mentors across the U.S., learning about the epidemiology of dementia, understanding biological underpinnings of cognitive dysfunction, and refining her analytical prowess. Results of her project will contribute to the understanding of life-span biopsychosocial reserves to promote cognitive health in later life as well as having implications for developing interventions and preventions for cognitive decline. The CCE extends a big congratulations to Hardeep in this incredible achievement. 
 

 

Resource of the Month

 

Communicating Science National Workshop 2018

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-16th 2018. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.  The application will close on March 1st. Learn more about the application process today!


 

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