Undergraduate Seniors Present Honors Theses in Virtual Poster Session

Four undergraduate seniors in the Zahodne lab presented their honors theses in a virtual poster session organized by the Psychology department the week of April 20-24. In addition to reflecting the collaborative efforts of the undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral mentors, and lab director, these posters also disseminated some of the very first results from the Michigan Cognitive Aging Project (MCAP)! Click the project titles below to view posters:

Shreya Chandra (graduate mentor, Afsara Zaheed): Sleep Quality and Executive Function in Diverse Older Adults

Nicole Fraija (graduate mentor, Emily Morris): The Relationship Between Subjective Age and Three Measures of Episodic Memory

Abbey Hamlin (graduate mentor, Zarina Kraal): Social Engagement and Episodic Memory in Black and White Older Adults

Brooke Huizenga (postdoctoral mentor, Neika Sharifian): Main Lifetime Occupational Demands, Late Life Cognitive Functioning, and the Moderating Role of Gender

SROP Students Present on Cognitive and Brain Aging at Annual Symposium

The Zahodne lab hosted three students through UM’s Summer Research Opportunities (Program link: https://rackham.umich.edu/rackham-life/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/srop/). Da Yeoun (Hanna) Moon from San Diego State University presented “Contribution of White Matter Hyperintensities in Alzheimer’s Disease.” Anna Marmolejo Rios from Wesleyan College presented, “Geographic Influences on Cognitive Ability within the Hispanic Community.” Joselle Carrillo from The Ohio State University presented, “The Association Between Perceived Constraints and Memory Performance in Older Adults.”

Da Yeoun (Hanna) Moon from San Diego State University

Anna Marmolejo Rios from Wesleyan College

Joselle Carrillo from The Ohio State University


Graduate Student Zarina Kraal wins AAIC Poster Award

Zarina Kraal, a fifth-year graduate student in the Zahodne lab, was the recipient of the Student Poster Award in the Public Health and Psychosocial category at the 2019 Alzheimer’s¬†Association International Conference (AAIC). Zarina was recognized for her poster, “Physical Activity in Young and Middle Adulthood Are Independently Linked To Later-Life Memory Functioning.”
Congratulations, Zarina!