We are thrilled to announce the funding of the T32 Training Grant from the National Institute of Aging entitled "Bridging the Science-to-Service Gap in Aging Care: Prevention, Optimization and Living Well with Persistent or Serious Illness (Bridging-The-Gap) a collaborative training between the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), led by Christine Ritchie MD, MSPH, and Ana-Maria Vranceanu PhD.
Applications are due by April 15th for funding to start July 1, 2023.
This postdoctoral fellowship program will address the pressing need for strengthening and diversifying the pipeline for well-trained clinician investigators through the development testing and implementation of clinical and behavioral prevention interventions across the continuum from health to illness across all care settings (hospital, nursing homes) and in the community for older individuals or those with persistent or serious illness, and their care partners.
The program will also provide the many trainees interested and committed to clinical and behavioral research with the opportunity for interdisciplinary training that cuts across both departments and includes additional relevant disciplines such as neurology, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and social work.
Trainees will receive specialized didactic training that covers methods across the NIH stage model, trial design and community-engaged research across primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, biostatistics, clinical trial management, scientific writing, health disparities and social determinants of health, leadership skills, and career planning, in preparation for career development awards or other independent applications to be submitted by the end of the fellowship period. Trainees will develop mentored clinical research projects using the NIH stage model and receive experiential training through their mentors’ NIH-funded clinical trials.
Please reach out to Christine and Ana-Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions. Potential candidates can directly apply using this link: https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=P97AXCACDXMRTRKC or by using the QR code in the flyer found below or by clicking HERE.