CHP Alum wins APA early career research award

Published: November 12th, 2015

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Laura Zahodne wins the Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging

Congratulations to Laura Zahodne, PhD, who is Associate Research Scientist in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University. Dr. Zahodne is the 2015 recipient of the Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging, which is conferred by Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association.  The award  honors an individual whose work has made significant early career contributions to understanding critical issues in the psychology of adult development and aging.

Dr. Zahodne’s research interests include psychosocial factors in aging and neurodegenerative disease, psychosocial factors and racial/ethnic diversity in cognitive aging, and statistical modeling of symptom trajectories in aging and neurodegenerative disease. In addition to numerous publications, she is currently the recipient of an NIH K99/R00 award entitled “Psychosocial protective factors in cognitive and brain aging”.

During her graduate studies at University of Florida, Dr. Zahodne’s faculty mentor was Dr. Dawn Bowers.