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Gerontology professor wins Early Career Achievement Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Maggie Syme (front row, second from right) receiving her award.

Maggie Syme, assistant professor of gerontology, was recently awarded the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Office for Early Career Psychology during their annual convention in August. This award was based on her research presentation as well as her contribution to the American Psychological Association (APA) as an early career psychologist.

The award requirements were that one had to be an early career psychologist, earning their Ph.D. in the last 10 years, and they have had excellence in research and professional service to the organization. Syme’s research focuses on what matters to middle and older adults in intimate situations in long term care.

The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Early career psychologists make up about 20% of the membership in APA overall.

This article was posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and is filed under Center on Aging, College News, Faculty Research.