CREATE Center Receives $14.7 Million Grant

Dr. Wendy Rogers is the principal investigator for the Illinois site of the multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). CREATE was recently awarded a 5 year $14.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study emerging technologies for older adults. To read more, please click here.

Carson Smith featured in AHS News

HFA Lab member Carson Smith was recently featured by the College of Applied Health Sciences News & Features. Carson joined the lab as a freshman in 2019, and we are thrilled to have him return this fall as a graduate student. To read the feature about Carson, please click here.

Megan Bayles Receives Fellowship

PhD Candidate Megan Bayles has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022-2023 Chittenden Fellowship. This is a prestigious fellowship at Illinois meant to support a graduate student who has a research agenda focused on the intersection of health, wellness, and engineering. Congratulations, Megan!

Carson Smith Receives Award

Undergraduate Research Assistant Carson Smith received an award for Outstanding Presentation for his spoken presentation, titled Development and Iteration of Medication Adherence: Applications for Older Adults, at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Carson!

Lab Members Present at Research Symposium

Nine undergraduate students from the HFA Lab presented at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Carson Smith delivered a spoken presentation, while Faith Burnham, Maya Dye, Husna Hussaini, Shaunik Kapoor, Emma Lachs, Hannah Serio, Eldrick Surheyao, and Kyreon Williams presented posters. The full program can be found here. Great job, everyone!

Congratulations, Megan!

Graduate student Megan Bayles earned an honorable mention in the Stretch Robot Pitch Competition sponsored by TechSAge in collaboration with Hello Robot and P&G. Learn more about the competition and Megan’s design. Congratulations, Megan!

Congratulations, Maurita!

Doctoral candidate and HFA Lab member Maurita Harris has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award. The award of $5,000 is to be used to help offset dissertation research costs. The title of her dissertation is “Addressing Gaps in Equity through Wearables (AGE-Wear).” Congratulations, Maurita!

START Students Join the HFA Lab

Eldrick Surheyao and Kyreon Williams recently joined the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory as part of the Student Aging Researchers in Training (START) program. START takes place over a full academic year and focuses on providing undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds with hands on research experiences, academic enrichment, and community support. Learn more about START. […]