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Training Opportunities

Dr. Lewis Lipsitz is the Principal Investigator of the NIH-sponsored T32 training program “Translational Research in Aging” at Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL). The program is co-directed by Dr. Edward Marcantonio, Professor of Medicine and Section Chief for Research in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of General Medicine and Primary Care. The specific aims of the program are to provide: 1) a two-year mentored training program in basic, patient-oriented, or population-based aging research for three highly qualified, racially and ethnically diverse postdoctoral trainees each year; 2) an 8-12 week short-term research experience and clinical exposure for three racially and ethnically diverse predoctoral PhD candidates each year; and  3) To promote the translation of basic, patient-oriented, and population-based research findings into interventions and policies that improve the quality of life and well-being of elderly people. The program brings together scientists across a broad range of research disciplines through seminars, formal didactic sessions, basic and clinical laboratory exposures, and collaborative projects. Our goal is to facilitate the development of pre- and post-doctoral trainees into independent scientists interested in testing hypotheses concerning aging processes and in deriving and applying interventions to prevent or ameliorate age-associated disease and functional decline.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For more information about applying to the Translational Research in Aging program, please contact lipsitz@hsl.harvard.edu