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Hyun Gu Kang
11-29-2007, 04:51 AM
Translational Research in Aging Training Program Short Term Predoctoral
Training Slots

The Harvard-Wide Translational Research in Aging Training Program
provides several funded short-term (8-12 weeks) research opportunities
(clinical and basic science) for pre-doctoral candidates (M.D. and / or
Ph.D.). A stipend is provided through a National Institute on Aging
Training grant.

The specific area of research may relate to any field encompassed
within the biomedical / healthcare framework, but must address some
aspect of aging. Candidates may choose their mentor or request to be
matched with a mentor from our list of participating mentors.

Successful applicants must engage in 8-12 consecutive weeks of research.
This requirement makes summer research the most desirable for the
majority of applicants. Those choosing to engage in research during the
summer will also have the opportunity to participate in the Boston
Geriatrics Research Scholars didactic program.

Interested candidates please send the following to Dr. Konstantin
Khrapko (khrapko@hms.harvard.edu) and Kathryn Irvine Tasker
(kathryn_irvine@hms.harvard.edu) no later then 3/1/2008. Funding can
begin 5/1/2008.

Application Materials
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. A 1-2 page description of the project that you will be working on
3. A signed letter of support from your mentor

Examples of participating mentors' fields of interest:

Mechanisms of Falls, Syncope, and Hypotension,
Epidemiology of Falls and Foot Disorders,
Dynamics of Gait and Balance,
Dynamic Foot Pressures and Kinesiology,
Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow,
Pathobiology of Neurodegenerative Disorders,
Risks and Outcomes of Delirium and Dementia,
Palliative Care,
Genetic Epidemiology of Osteoporosis,
Dietary Influences on Bone Health,
Skeletal Imaging,
Mitochondrial Mutations in aging

Please contact Dr. Khrapko or Ms. Tasker if you have any questions or help identifying a mentor.

Hyun Gu Kang, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow in Medicine
Research Assistant Scientist
Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Seniorlife
1200 Centre St, Boston MA 02131

Phone: +1-617-363-8487
Fax: +1-617-363-8936
hyungukang hrca,harvard,edu


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