The Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offer a 2-year, interdisciplinary research training fellowship focused on people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and other older adult vulnerable populations (OAVP). Areas of emphasis include health services research and policy, epidemiology, behavioral health, psychosocial and socioeconomic contributors to health, and translational research.
The overarching goal of this postdoctoral research training program is to launch the careers of a new generation of researchers who are prepared to apply 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 OAVP, and training in the responsible conduct of research;
- Insight into Clinical Care and Experiences of OAVP patients 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, and exposure to non-academic careers to broaden perspectives on professional avenues for improving care and outcomes for OAVP.
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.