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Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Issues of Aging Research Group




Please note:  This research group is not accepting students during the 2017-18 academic year.


Dr. Sherry A. Beaudreau


Topics: This group focuses broadly on neuropsychiatric and cognitive issues of aging.  More specifically, this research includes dynamic associations among mental health, medical, psychosocial and lifestyle predictors of neuropsychological performance and cognitive impairment in older adults. Older adult populations studied include community-dwelling, Veteran, and nationally representative individuals.  Examples of research conducted in this laboratory can be found here:

Students with a strong interest  in both geropsychology and neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. The group has a particular focus on late-life anxiety symptoms and disorders, but other symptoms such as depressive symptoms and sleep issues are also studied.  Based on a student’s interests, research opportunities to examine genetic moderators, models of cognitive aging,  or applied clinical topics in aging are available. The research projects will allow the students to gain research skills from designing a study, literature reviews, recruiting subjects, administering tests and interviews, data entry and data analysis, presenting at professional conferences, and possibly writing manuscripts or contributing to the writing of competitive grant applications. Students will also be encouraged to conduct their own research projects and compete for student awards, fellowships, and grants through professional organizations. This training is aimed to help the student because a more independent researcher in preparation for dissertation and beyond.

Openings: 1-2 new member to join the group in September 2015.

Apply:  Interested students should submit the following materials to Dr. Beaudreau by 5pm, April 6, 2015:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. One or two page letter discussing past research experience, how and why the student became interested in aging. Also include a description of specific research and clinical interests.

3. A writing sample - usually a paper submitted for a psychology class while a student at PGSP.

Notification: Students accepted into the Neuropsychiatric and Cognitive Issues of Aging Research Group will be notified by email by Monday, April 27, 2015.



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