Dr. Anne Ersig was awarded a Fall Research Competition grant to support the study Allostatic Load and Biological Aging in Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions. The study is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The primary research aim is to examine whether cumulative stress exposure and perceived stress influence the relationship between having a chronic health condition and allostatic load and biological aging, and explore relationships of stress exposure, perceived stress, allostatic load, and biological aging to mental health. The total award costs are $36,498. Congratulations to Dr. Anne Ersig!