Funding: T32 Harvard Translational Research in Aging Postdoctoral Training Program
Three postdoctoral positions are available on an NIA funded Institutional Research Training Grant titled, “Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program”.
While funding is for two years, this grant is up for renewal beginning May 2021. There is a two year training commitment, but the second year is dependent on continued funding by NIH. Funding should begin sometime between May 1 and September 1, 2020.
Areas of research include the following:
- Mechanisms and preventive interventions for falls and mobility impairments (e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation and Tai Chi exercises)
- Vascular aging and blood pressure regulation
- Epidemiology, genomics/bioinformatics, imaging and nutritional aspects of bone and muscle
- Gait and balance
- Cerebrovascular pathophysiology and imaging
- Palliative Care / Health Policy / Shared Decision Making
- Delirium measurement, pathophysiology, and interventions
- Nutritional interventions and metabolomics in cognitive aging and dementia prevention
- Blood-brain barrier and neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
- Predicting functional outcomes
- Diseases in Older Adults: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoarthritis
- Biology of Aging
- Gut microbiome
- Spinal degeneration, osteoarthritis, disc disease, hyperkyphosis, vertebral fracture
- Frailty assessment to improve outcomes of drug therapy and surgical procedures
- Design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials in aging
- Data science and software development as applied to observational and interventional science in aging
All final applications require a mentor and are due Monday March 9, 2020.