Center’s Newly Appointed Associate Director Awarded NIH Grant

Center's Newly Appointed Associate Director Awarded NIH Grant

The Center for Social Data Analytics’ (C-SoDA) newly appointed associate director, Liying Luo was recently awarded a $1.8 million NIH grant for her research. Her research titled “Heterogeneous Effects of Education on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias among Demographic Groups: A Multigenerational and Multilevel Study,” a five-year research study examining the role education plays in racial and ethnic disparities pertaining to cognitive impairment and dementias including Alzheimer’s.

This study was initiated by funds awarded to her by 2019 C-SoDA’s Accelerator Seed Grant. The Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA) provides financial support to doctoral students and faculty members at Pennsylvania State University to catalyze the acquisition of external support for cutting edge research in Social Data Analytics (SoDA). The purposes of this funding mechanism are two-fold; (1) to support pilot research that enhances proposals for external sponsorship of cutting-edge SoDA projects, and (2) to facilitate the development of the proposals themselves. Proposals are evaluated by C-SoDA leadership and CSoDA affiliated scholars.

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