UVic Clinical Neuropsychology Graduate Student receives Eldercare’s Ruth A. Gardner Award

Congratulations to Alison Chung, a Masters Student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria and a Student Affiliate with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH), on receiving the 2023/2024 Ruth A. Gardner Award. Eldercare Foundation administers the award with research support provided by IALH. 

Alison’s master’s thesis project aims to investigate the role of psychosocial and mobility factors on the relationship between parkinsonism and cognition. She will be using longitudinal structural equation modelling methods on secondary data obtained from the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Memory and Aging Project. 

Findings may aid in informing structural level policy and infrastructure, as well as targeted health and community interventions, to assist the healthcare system to accommodate the needs of individuals living with parkinsonism.

Read more on the University of Victoria website.