This past summer, Penn’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) held its inaugural session of the Aging Research Summer Internship.
Interns experienced hands-on research in laboratories across the ADRC and day-to-day activities and projects in various areas of the Penn Memory Center, such as communications, social work, clinical care, and neuropsychological testing.
“[The Aging Summer Research Internship] has been so enriching. It will help me towards my goal of becoming a psychiatrist,” said student intern Lorette Thomas.
Interns were paired with a mentor — a faculty member who provided support and guidance throughout the program — and assisted the mentor with their research.