Under the mentorship of Drs. Classen and Struckmeyer, PhD student Carlyn Ellison from the Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Science program has been selected for the CTSI TL1 Training grant. The TL1 Predoctoral Training Program helps trainees develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research through team science. Ellison will be working as a team with Jennifer Applebaum, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and mentored by Dr. Barbara Zsembik. Ellison and Applebaum’s project will examine how relationships with companion animals impact the health and well-being of older adults who are aging-in-place.