Undergraduate Researcher Presents Work on Capitol Hill

University of Arizona undergraduate researcher Alison Comrie, who investigates age-related changes in memory, recently traveled to Capitol Hill to share her research with members of Congress, congressional staff, federal government officials, academics and other researchers.  Because of her work with her faculty mentor, Carol Barnes, a Regents’ Professor with appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Neurology and Neuroscience, Comrie earned the honor of participating in the 20th annual Posters on the Hill event.   The event includes a selective poster session and is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, based in Washington, D.C. It is an important opportunity for lawmakers to see how federal programs and dollars impact students and faculty, and to learn about the value of undergraduate research.  Comrie’s project, “Different monkey models of human cognitive aging exhibit…

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