Natalie Ebner, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Faculty in Aging and Geriatric Research, has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE) Outstanding Alumni Award. LIFE is a joint international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich. The Research School takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding human development in a changing world, connecting evolutionary, ontogenetic, historical, and institutional perspectives.
The award Dr. Ebner receives is in recognition of continued excellence in interdisciplinary developmental science in the awardee’s independent research career post PhD. It is given out annually and is sponsored by the APA Board of Educational Affairs Award to Advance Interdisciplinary Education and Training in Psychology. Dr. Ebner is invited to join the LIFE Spring Academy at the University of Michigan in May 2015 and to deliver an award lecture based on her research.