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Lab News

Zak Gilliam with winning poster at 2023 Computational Psychiatry Symposium

HBC Lab undergrad researcher wins poster competition

Monday, May 6, 2024
Congratulations to University of Iowa computer science major and HBC Lab undergraduate research assistant Zak Gilliam, who presented his first poster from the lab at the UI Computational Psychiatry Symposium April 19 and won first place.

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Winter 2024 Issue

Learn about our latest computerized brain training study, meet past study participant Lata D'Mello and see the latest on sleep benefits for the brain.

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Monte Priske

Personal trainer shares insights on fitness as we age

Monday, May 27, 2024
Retired nursing home manager Monte Priske enjoys helping older clients develop sustainable exercise programs