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Aging studies postdoctoral research scholar wins first place at 2022 Postdoc Research Symposium

Sara Hackett presents at the 2022 Postdoc Research Symposium

School of Aging Studies postdoctoral research scholar Sara Hackett won first place and received a $300 travel award for her research presentation at the Postdoc Research Symposium last week. Seventeen postdocs participated in the symposium, which partnered with the Graduate Student Research Symposium. Sara co-authored her research, titled “It was a Struggle: Challenges of Keeping Residents Living with Dementia safe during COVID-19,” with Lindsay Peterson, PhD; Debra Dobbs, PhD; and PhD candidate Carlyn Vogel.

"It was a true privilege to present at the Postdoc Research Symposium among so many innovative and dedicated scholars," said Hackett. "I am honored that the work my colleagues and I conducted was recognized and to have a part in influencing discussions about how we can improve quality of life for people living with dementia in long-term care settings during emergencies."

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