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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


The Writing Mentor: A computer application for academic writing

Need help creating a clear, effective argument and want to practice writing improvement on your own? The CCE's monthly resource may be just what you need. The Writing Mentor is a Google Doc Add-on from ETS (English Testing Services) specifically designed for academic writers. This easy-to-use app uses nautral language processing technology to provide feedback on critical parts of the writing you produce for coursework, publications, and more to enhance the overall quality of your texts. Check out a short video detailing how it works and download it today!

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