The science of aging

The science of aging

By Marissa Lyons

Torrance Higgins

Students involved in aging research at UF participated in an all-day student research paper competition March 15. The event was sponsored by the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Oak Hammock and the UF Institute on Aging. Twelve students were selected to present their research at the event.

A panel of three judges, including Institute for Learning in Retirement members Sally Glaze, Joe Shands and Julia Van Deusen, picked the three best presentations.

The three winners were: Meagan Farrell, a Ph.D. candidate in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience; Torrance Higgins (pictured), a Ph.D. student in applied physiology and kinesiology; and Jared Tanner, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical and health psychology. — Marissa Lyons