Fellows gain knowledge, skills and competencies in: assessing specific geriatric health outcomes, the design and conduct of observational and/or interventional studies, technological research methodology (e.g., imaging, molecular and functional in vitro assays), and are taught and encouraged to submit research proposals for grant funding. We recruit one new trainee per year into the program for a duration of 2 years of training.
The program faculty represent scientists from diverse disciplines but all with a focus on applying knowledge of their discipline in the conduct of clinical geriatric research. All serve as PIs or co-investigators in human intervention trials or observational studies with cognitive and/or physical disability outcomes. This approach complements our other training programs and integrates perfectly with the scientific themes of our existing Pepper Center (physical disability), our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (the role played by common vascular and metabolic disorders in promoting Alzheimer’s disease), and our endowed Kulynych Center (cognitive disability).
To provide an integrated career development pathway centered on training both MD and PhD fellows in the skills and competencies necessary to conduct clinical research with a focus on the prevention of disability.
Fellows gain knowledge, skills and competencies in:
- Assessing specific geriatric health outcomes
- The design and conduct of observational and/or interventional studies
- Technological research methodology (e.g., imaging, molecular and functional in vitro assays)
- Taught and encouraged to submit research proposals for grant funding
Program Benefit Highlights
- Salary is commensurate with experience according to NIH stipend levels
- Monthly self-care wellness exercises