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Emera Nai’a

Emera Nai'a

3rd Place

Science, Engineering and Math, 2024

The wealth of resources from the UC Davis library, including videos [on keyword search strategies and writing a research paper], made me feel confident in my independent navigation of new [research] tools. I was also comforted to know that I could reach out to a librarian at Blaisdell Medical Library.”

— Emera Nai’a

Delirium’s Impact on Longevity in Older Adults: Unveiling the Connection

Term paper for HDE 117: Longevity

Read Emera’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Nai’a used library-licensed health databases including PubMed and CINAHL to explore the acute cognitive impairment known as delirium and its impact on the longevity and quality of life in older adults. Through her research she advocates for increased prevention research, earlier recognition in the healthcare profession and at large, and policy reform to improve existing standards of care.

In Their Own Words

Read Emera’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.