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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
"Abrams came to the University of Florida in 1997 and established the Cognition and Aging Laboratory to investigate memory and language abilities in younger and older adults, specifically the processes involved in retrieving words and the changes in these processes that occur with normal aging. Abrams’ research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Mental Health and has been recognized by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, which awarded her the 2007 Young Investigator Award. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Psychonomic Society. Abrams also has received recognition for mentoring students, earning mentorship awards from the American Psychological Association Division 20, Women in Cognitive Science and HHMI Science for Life"