Shannon Shen wins the Aldrich Award

Our graduate student, Shannon Shen, won the Aldrich Award this year. The Aldrich Award is a one year award given by MSU's Department of Human Medicine that supports research in gerontology. 


Shannon's research project is a two-part study that uses data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) to examine how chronic disease burden affects the sexual lives of older adults. She first assesses how chronic disease burden impacts older adults' sexual activity and functioning, with a comparison by gender. Second, she investigates how marital quality is related to the sexual activity and functioning of older men and women who have at least one chronic disease.  This awarded project will contribute to the completion of her dissertation. 


Here's the link to the Aldrich Award: