Training Program Director:
Rebeca Wong, PhD
Training Program Co-Director:
Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD
Funded by the National Institute on Aging, this program provides training for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers interested in studying the health of older minorities, particularly older Hispanics.
Pre and postdoctoral fellows collaborate with Center faculty who have more than $57 million in research pertaining to minority health and aging in the areas of health disparities, aging trajectories, medical outcomes, health service utilization, social epidemiology, rehabilitation, 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.
This opportunity is open to predoctoral and postdoctoral students interested in aging research. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applications will be reviewed by the Training Grant Selection Committee and applicants may be invited to interview.
Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents
Additional funds to cover tuition and fees for relevant courses and other training-related expenses
Full health care benefits
Predoctoral fellows - Earn a PhD 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