Clinical and Translational Research Training in Geriatric Psychiatry

This training program aims to develop outstanding researchers in late-life mood disorders who can communicate and function effectively at the interface of clinical and basic neuroscience and/or geriatric mental health services research. The program is grounded in geriatric psychiatry research in the Department of Psychiatry and also draws upon the resources of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in order to enhance the access of fellows to basic biological and neuroscience laboratories

Fundamental training components include structured rotations, apprenticeship with a mentor, course work, development of core skills and knowledge through participation in the Career and Research Development Seminar (CARDS) series, exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary research, and development of mentoring experience through role modeling to medical students.

Program length

Two years.

Who should apply?

Postdoctoral training: Post-residency psychiatrists and PhDs in the neuro- and behavioral sciences should apply.
Predoctoral training: Medical students with an interest in geriatric mental health should apply.

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How many spots are available?

The following are available each year:

  • Six postdoctoral stipends.
  • Four summer stipends for medical students. 
  • One year-long stipend for a medical student interested in taking a research. 

How do I apply?

Please contact the Program Co-Directors: