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psparto48
01-12-2009, 03:09 AM
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Physical Therapist interested in research to work on an NIH-funded study that examines the relationship between structural brain changes and mobility performance in older adults. The applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with investigators from Departments of Physical Therapy, Otolaryngology, BioEngineering, Medicine, and Psychiatry. The applicant will be able to experience an abundance of educational opportunities.

This position is funded by a T32 training grant that provides training, mentorship and financial support for aging-oriented clinicians who are interested in pursuing careers as academic or clinical researchers. US citizenship requirements must be met. The training grant aims to provide the research trainee with the resources needed to build a foundation in three key areas: 1) Research skills, 2) Emerging expertise in a research focus area, and 3) Evidence of research accomplishments.

Physical Therapists with a clinical or research doctorate degree can apply for 2-3 years of post-doctoral, interdisciplinary training in aging research.

Physical Therapists with a DPT can also apply for a PhD in Clinical and Translational Science. For more information on this program, visit www.icre.pitt.edu/phd/index.html. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2009.

Admission decisions are based on the student's academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, written statement of interest, participation in a personal interview, and standardized test scores.

Applicants may also be eligible for the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs.

For more information:
Contact Dr. Patrick Sparto at 412-647-8069 or psparto@pitt.edu


Patrick Sparto, PhD, PT

University of Pittsburgh

Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

psparto@pitt.edu

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