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Aging studies student selected for highly competitive internship

Christina Mu

Mu's primary research focuses on sleep, pain, and health among middle-aged and older adults.

Christina Mu, a doctoral candidate in the School of Aging Studies, was selected to be a 2023 O’Neill/Hyer Summer Policy Intern through the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). This highly competitive 8-week internship will allow Mu to connect with aging researchers and policymakers across the nation, get hands on experience with government-related research, and gain skills to take research findings and translate them to real-world applications.

This internship was named in memory of Kathryn Hyer, MPP, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE and Greg O’Neill, PhD, who were policy scholars and long-time GSA members. Hyer was a former GSA president and a professor and associate director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging in the School of Aging Studies. 

In addition to her internship, Mu was also awarded a tuition scholarship for the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute in Sleep Epidemiology at Columbia University, Department of Epidemiology.

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