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Pre and Postdoctoral Training Program

The Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas has openings for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral positions. These positions are for research focusing on the health of older minorities, with an emphasis on older Hispanics. Trainees collaborate with Center faculty who have over $42 million in research pertaining to minority health and aging in the areas of health disparities, aging trajectories, medical outcomes, health service utilization, social epidemiology, psychosocial stress and health promotion.

Mentoring teams provide expert guidance in an environment proven to maximize progress toward independent researcher status. Funded investigators include sociologists, economists, demographers, physicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians. Aging-related research initiatives at UTMB include the Hispanic Established Population for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, the Mexican Health and Aging Study, the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas, the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes, and the Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets.

Exceptional candidates may qualify for an additional $5,000 - $10,000 over the NIH stipend level plus moving expenses. All trainees receive full health care benefits. Additional funds are available to cover tuition and fees for relevant courses and other training related expenses. Pre-doctoral fellows earn a Ph.D. degree in Population Health Sciences or Clinical Science (Health Services Research) in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, or other doctoral programs at UTMB. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.


Application Procedures

To be considered for the program, an applicant must be a citizen of the U.S. or permanent resident. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.

Training Program Application Form

Please email completed application, a letter stating research interests, relevant prior training and curriculum vitae to:

Stephanie Burt, MS
Sealy Center on Aging
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 747-0008

UTMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution that proudly values diversity. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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