Training program: 2021 Harvard Translational Research in Aging.
Training program with expected application renewal of the NIA funded Institutional Research Training Grant titled, “Harvard Translational Research in Aging Training Program.” Funding would begin sometime between May 1, and September 1, 2021. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. This two-year program has three open postdoctoral fellowships.
This funding supports salary, mentored research activities, coursework, and seminars. Trainees may also apply for loan forgiveness. Areas of research span basic science, clinical, and healthcare topics in aging and include:
• 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
• 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
Applications are due Monday April 26, 2021.