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Hui Liu Awarded NIH Grant

July 19, 2019

Screen Shot 2019-07-19 at 12.04.40 PM.pngProfessor Hui Liu has been awarded a $1.1M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund her project with Associate Professor Zhenmei Zhang and Assistant Professor Ning Hsieh, entitled “Marriage, Cognitive Trajectories and ADRD Risk in Late Life.” It will be a study involving how marriage, an important but overlooked social risk/protective factor, shapes trajectories of cognitive decline and risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in late life.

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July 17, 2019

Riva Denny (PhD, 2018,) has accepted a new post-doctoral position at the University of Michigan! Starting in the Fall, She will begin her work with the School for Environment and Sustainability.

PhD Student Anna Wilcoxson Article Published

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PhD student Anna Wilcoxson’s article, “Dignity Strategies in a Neoliberal Workfare Kitchen Training Program,” was published in the Wiley Online Library. The article uses ethnographic research to better understand dynamics and expectations within welfare-to-work training programs.


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