Lifespan Alliance research day

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March 3, 2023
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Event category: Career/Job

Once a year, students from the Institute of Gerontology (IOG) and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI) for Child & Family Development share their research across developmental stages from birth to death.

Due to the closure of the WSU campus for inclement weather on March 3rd, Lifespan Alliance Research Day will now be a virtual-only presentation.

Please see the revised program and Zoom link below.

Meeting ID: 948 1891 2476
Passcode: 655220


9:00 - Opening Remarks
Alissa Huth-Bocks, Director, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Peter Lichtenberg, Director, Institute of Gerontology
9:15 - Poster Presentations
11:30 - Keynote Speaker
Hilary Marusak, Asst. Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, School of Medicine
12:00 - Lunch
12:30 - Paper Presentations
1:00 - Program concludes
4:00 - Awards Announce Via Email

IOG Poster Presenters: Rachel Carey, Alexis N. Chargo, Bradley J. Dixon, Emily Flores, Moyosoreoluwa Jacobs, Youjin Jung, Allison C. Moll, Candace Ryan, Laura Sutherland, Parisa Vahidi

MPSI Poster Presenters: Faizun N. Bakth, Ajene M. Gailliard, Je’Nae Johnson, Jeanine L. C. Johnson, Alana Keller, Emily Pasman, Anna Rushing, Drew Wiggins

IOG Paper Presenters: Kimberly Shay, Qin Yin

MPSI Paper Presenters: Alexandra D. Ehrhardt

2023 Lifespan Alliance Judges

Kelsey Canada, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, IOG
Amanda Leggett, Asst. Professor, IOG and Dept. of Psychology
Patricia Morton, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Public Health; Adjunct, IOG

Christine Rabinak, Assoc. Professor, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Christopher Crowley, Asst. Professor, College of Education
Suzanne Brown, Assoc. Professor, School of Social Work

For more information on the event, call 313-664-2500

IOG Training Director, Tam Perry
MPSI Training Director, Julie Wargo Aikins

The Lifespan Alliance is a collaboration between WSU's, Institute of Gerontology (IOG) and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI). This alliance promotes research and training in psychosocial, neurobehavioral, and cognitive neuroscience aspects of development throughout the life cycle. The IOG and MPSI students assure a bright future of new scientific knowledge and best practices that will improve health and wellbeing across the lifespan, in Detroit and beyond.

Wayne State University is an Age-friendly University.

March 2023