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Attend the virtual 2023 AGE-ADAR Summer Research Poster Symposium

Ten rising University sophomores and juniors who completed their six-week research training in the Appalachian Gerontology Experiences: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Scholars Summer Research Internship will proudly showcase their hard work at the third annual AGE-ADAR Summer Research Poster Symposium.

The virtual event will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday (June 23) on Zoom.

The 2023 AGE-ADAR Scholars are: 

  • Jennifer Cooper, psychology

  • Zoe Fagan, neuroscience

  • Zohra Feliachi, exercise physiology

  • Jacob Frazee, psychology

  • Andrew Gautier, computer science

  • Chyanne Reid, biochemistry

  • Elvi Vass, psychology

  • Eden Williams, biology

  • Sydney Williams, exercise physiology

  • Paige Yamamoto, biology

During the six-week summer internship, the scholars learned about research related to aging and health disparities in Appalachia and factors impacting aging in the region through lectures presented by a team of professors led by Julie Hicks Patrick, principal investigator of the AGE-ADAR grant. Professors include Amy Fiske, Kristina Hash and Bernard Schreurs.

Preview the posters from 9-10 a.m. and attend the 10-11 a.m. poster symposium.

Research abstracts are now available.  

The AGE-ADAR Scholars Program is a two-year research program funded by the National Institute on Aging that trains MSTEM students on aging and health disparities in Appalachia preparing them for future research and health careers. 

For more information about the AGE-ADAR Scholars Program, visit our website or contact Betty Mei, program director, at

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