Sarah wins SPARC Award!

 Sarah has been awarded the prestigious American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations’ 2021 Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Award! This award will help support her research on social engagement in the caregivers of persons with dementia. She will be awarded $1000 to implement her research. Congratulations on this big achievement Sarah, we are proud of you! 

Drs. Mudar, Raj, and Rogers Awarded Grant!

Drs. Mudar, Raj, and Rogers have been awarded a 18-month grant ($144K) from the Retirement Research Foundation for Aging for the project “Video Technology-based Social Engagement Intervention for Family Care Partners of Persons with Dementia.” The overall objective of this project is to test the benefits of a video technology-based social engagement intervention for family care partners […]

Shraddha awarded a UIUC Dissertation Completion Fellowship!

Shraddha has been awarded a UIUC Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship. This competitive fellowship is given based on the significance of the dissertation research and academic productivity and progress. It will provide Shraddha with a one-year stipend allowing her to focus on her dissertation work. You can read more about the fellowship here Congratulations on your […]

Special Issue on mild cognitive impairment and other dementia’s in Geriatrics

 The Geriatrics journal is coming up with a special issue on Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Other Dementias. Drs. Mudar and Llano are serving as the guest editors for this exciting special issue. Keep a lookout for the interesting articles!

Sharbel selected for Community Academic Scholars!

Congratulations to Sharbel for being selected in the summer 2021 cohort of Community-Academic Scholars, an initiative organized by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI)! Over the summer, Sharbel will work with Dr. Mudar and Margaret Danilovich, Senior Director, CJE Senior Life, on the project titled, “Benefits of social engagement using video-technology for older adults with and […]

Paper published on cognitive flexibility and inhibition in hearing loss

 Congratulations to Shraddha for her first first-author publication titled, “Cognitive Flexibility and Inhibition in Age-Related Hearing Loss” in Geriatrics.  Abstract:  Growing evidence suggests alterations in cognitive control processes in individuals with varying degrees of age-related hearing loss (ARHL); however, alterations in those with unaided mild ARHL are understudied. The current study examined two cognitive control […]

Project selected for the Summer 2021 Community Academic Scholars Initiative

In collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, Dr. Mudar’s project titled, “Benefits of social engagement using video technology for older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment” got selected for the Community Academic Scholars Initiative! This initiative provides opportunity for a chosen scholar to participate in research activities and build their research skills. You can read more […]