Dr. Mudar featured in ASHA Leader Article!

Dr. Raksha Mudar was recently featured in the ASHA Leader Article for collaborative research with Kinesiology and Community Health Professor, Dr. Wendy Rogers. The team has worked on making, a web-based video-chat platform user friendly and easily accessible to older adults. Currently, their research focuses on examining whether can be used to improve […]

Sara selected for Community Academic Scholars!

Congratulations to Sara for being selected in the summer 2020 cohort of Community-Academic Scholars, an initiative organized by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI)! Over the summer, Sara worked with Dr. Mudar and Margaret Danilovich, Senior Director, CJE Senior Life, to introduce a video technology platform to economically disadvantaged older adults and to assess its effectiveness […]

Collaborative Research Grant awarded $1.8 Million in Funding, an innovative video chat platform, has been awarded an additional $1.8 Million from the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research grant, in partnership with Drs. Mudar and Rogers. This additional award builds to a total of over $2 Million awarded to from the NIH. This funding will be used to continue research on examination of how […]

Congratulations to Lydia for her successful dissertation defense!

A massive congratulations to Lydia for successfully defending her dissertation entitled “Behavioral and Neural Investigations of Value-Directed Strategic Processing”! Due to COVID-19, Lydia’s dissertation defense was conducted over Zoom. Many thanks to her advisor Dr. Raksha Mudar and her other committee members Drs. Fatima Husain, Daniel Llano, and Sepideh Sadaghiani.

Jessie wins Outstanding Poster Presentation in Health & Wellness

A huge congratulations to Jessie for winning the Outstanding Poster Presentation in Health & Wellness award! Jessie earned this award for her poster titled “Its Like Face to Face Talking: Thematic Analysis of the Feasibility of a Video Chat Social Engagement Intervention for Older Adults With and Without MCI”, which she virtually presented during the […]

AANCL undergrads participate in virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Four of the lab’s undergraduates participated in the first virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium! They were required to make a poster and record a voiceover describing their work. The posters were posted online and judges reviewed them. All of the undergraduates did an excellent job! Jessie: “Its Like Face to Face Talking: Thematic Analysis of the […]

News Gazette story on Drs. Rogers & Mudar ENHANCE project

Drs. Rogers & Mudar were featured in the News Gazette for their new ENHANCE (Enhancing Neurocognitive Health, Abilities, Networks, and Community Engagement) project. The project is aimed at understanding challenges that older adults with cognitive disabilities face (e.g., due to mild cognitive impairment, stroke, or traumatic brain injury) and how existing and emerging technologies may […]

Lydia receives Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging

A huge congratulations to Lydia for receiving the Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholarship for the Study of Aging. Lydia was selected as one of the two recipients of this scholarship. She was selected based on her prior experience and research, publications, current research program, and her commitment to the field of aging. This scholarship is funded […]