Lachman awarded grant from National Institute on Aging

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Margie Lachman

Margie Lachman, the Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology and Director of the Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging, has received a $695,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging, entitled Midlife Cognition: Biopsychosocial Mechanisms. This grant will allow Lachman and her co-investigators to continue their national survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) by collecting a third wave of data on a large national sample tested in 1995 and 2005. Her team will add a new cohort to enlarge the sample, and to study the effects of the recession on health and well-being. 

This grant is part of a large program project from the study headquarters at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Lachman will be collaborating with other investigators on the project at UCLA, Penn State, Columbia, and Georgetown.  The overall grant is for $21 million.

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