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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Aging studies doctoral student places third in national poster competition

Jessica Yauk at SGS Annual Meeting

Jessica Yauk receives her award at the Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting.

Jessica Yauk, MGS, a doctoral candidate in the School of Aging Studies, placed third for her student poster at the Southern Gerontological Society's 44th Annual Meeting and Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. Her poster was titled, “Does timing of retirement affect cognition or risk of dementia: A systematic review.” Co-authors include her faculty mentor, Associate Professor Debra Dobbs, PhD, and doctoral candidate Britney Veal.

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