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MSTAR at UTMB: Seeking 1st Year Medical Students to Attend an Intensive Summer Program in Aging Research

UTMB Sealy Center on Aging in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio will offer an 8-12 week intensive experience targeting 1st year Medical students interested in aging research. Link to afar MSTAR websiteThis program is funded by sponsors such as the National Institute of Aging (NIA) and the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Visit the afar website.

The program will be offered during the summer break and includes:

  • an individualized research experience under a sponsoring mentor
  • a structured didactic experience that is directly linked to student research projects
  • opportunities to interact with potential role models and peers efforts to build a sense of identity and membership for participants
  • a positive and rewarding experiences in aging research

The program consists of both real-time and follow-up evaluation processes designed to continuously improve the program and to assess its effectiveness in achieving its long term goals. The long term goal of the program is to increase the number of established physician investigators and clinicians who pursue research in high priority areas related to aging.

During the summer experience, trainees are expected to spend the majority of their time at UTMB on their research project, to attend weekly meetings, where didactic applications and career issues are discussed and to attend local geriatrics seminars. They also attend kickoff and capstone group sessions.

2015 Application Deadline: TBA
Additional Benefits:

Tony DiNuzzo, PhD
UTMB UT-MSTAR Program Director
(409) 266-9658
e-mail: adinuzzo@utmb.edu

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RSVP Senior Volunteer Program of Galveston County
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Center for Spirituality of Aging Events:
Seniors Lunch and Learn April thru May 2015 GalvestonThe UTMB Center for Spirituality of Aging at the Sealy Center on Aging recently hosted several Lunch and Learn activities for area seniors:

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