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Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults Awarded Innovative Research on Aging Award

Press Release

Chicago, Illinois, August 27, 2019 - NORC at the University of Chicago is proud to announce Alycia Bayne, principal research scientist at NORC Public Health, is a silver award recipient of the Mather Institute’s Innovative Research on Aging Awards. Bayne was recognized with co-researchers Alexa Siegfried (NORC), Katherine Freund (ITNAmerica), and Laurie Beck (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for their paper, “Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults.” The award winning team identified nearly 1,000 nonprofit and for-profit ride share services for older adults in the U.S. and assessed their characteristics. Future phases of the study will explore older adults’ attitudes and beliefs about using ride share services.

We congratulate Alycia and her team on their incredible work.

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