Deb Umberson - National Institutes of HealthPlease join us in congratulating Deb Umberson for being selected for the Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. This is the highest accolade a researcher can receive from NIH!

The award comes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in recognition of Deb Umberson’s outstanding record of scientific achievements as a principal investigator on National Institute on Aging (NIA) research projects. In selecting this application for the MERIT Award, the NIA is recognizing sustained contribution to aging and leadership and commitment to the field. At the same time, the NIA is expressing its conviction that she will continue to make significant advances in aging research for many years to come.

MERIT Awards provide long-term support to outstanding, experienced investigators. This award will extend NIH funding for Deb’s study, How Spouses Influence Each Other’s Health in Same- and Different-Sex Marriages: A Dyadic and Longitudinal Assessment from Mid to Later Life.

Congratulations Deb!