The Division of General Internal Medicine of the Department of Medicine and the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at MountSinai are excited to offer an interdisciplinary, 2-year research training fellowship. The program focuses on clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral health, and health services research involving older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and other older adult populations that experience inequities in healthcare and health outcomes. The program brings together scientists from many disciplines across the Mount Sinai campus to collaborate on novel approaches to studying these populations.
The overarching goals of this postdoctoral research training program are to launch the careers of new researchers in the fields of dementia and disparities in aging and to who are prepared to apply a foster their embrace of a multidisciplinary approach to research at the intersection of geriatric medicine and vulnerable populations.
The program prepares scholars for successful research careers through:
- Research Training that provides well-matched interdisciplinary mentorship teams, diverse project opportunities, promotion of interdisciplinary collaboration, excellent research didactics through degree granting programs [MPH, MS], research skills development specific to the challenges of working with older adults populations, and training in the responsible conduct of research;
- Insight into Clinical Care and Experiences of Older Adult patients for trainees who lack such exposure. This occurs through limited clinical geriatrics training involving didactics and direct care responsibilities or shadowing for non-clinician scientists
- Professional Career Skills Building through seminars on manuscript and grant writing and oral presentation skills, networking and collaboration opportunities, works in progress meetings, interdisciplinary journal clubs, and exposure to non-academic careers to broaden perspectives on professional avenues for improving care and outcomes for older adults.
Launched in 2020, the training program recruits two new post-doctoral scholars each academic year. Over 20 faculty researchers and a large team of research staff support the efforts and learning of trainees.
Eligible candidates will have an MD, DO, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree and a demonstrated commitment to a research career that focuses on older adult populations. Stipend and tuition are provided along with an allowance for travel and research expenses.