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Professor Karen Bales Awarded R56 Grant from NIH

The National Institute of Aging and NIH Office of Behavioral Social Sciences Research recently funded a 2-year, $1.25 million grant on "Prairie voles as a novel model for the effects of pair bonds on aging".  The Principal Investigators are Drs. Karen Bales from the Department of Psychology and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (NPB) and Karen Ryan of NPB. Co-investigators are Drs. Emilio Ferrer, Camelia Hostinar, and Adele Seelke of Psychology.  This project will focus on assessing the effects of the presence and quality of pair bonds on measures of healthy aging of the cardiovascular system, metabolism, and cognition.