DeVito Receives APA Grant

DeVito Alyssa DeVito, a clinical psychology PhD student in Dr. Matthew Calamia’s laboratory, is one of the winners of the 2018 Psychological Science Research Grant awarded by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). This $1,000 grant is intended to fund innovative psychological science research projects designed by graduate student members of APAGS in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Alyssa’s project, titled “The Predictive Utility of Differing Measures of Intraindividual Cognitive Variability as an Early Marker of Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment” will examine intraindividual cognitive variability (IIV) across three cognitive domains: executive function, memory, and simple reaction time to determine which area(s) are the best predictors of cognitive and functional decline at 1-year follow-up in individuals with mild cognitive impairment. This work, if validated, would provide further support for using IIV as a cognitive marker of future cognitive and functional decline. It would extend previous IIV research by determining in which cognitive domain(s) IIV is the best predictor(s) of future cognitive decline as well as examining how IIV impacts functional status.

For more details about this grant, see: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-science.aspx?tab=1