The Sealy Center on Aging welcomes three students in the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program this summer.
Lan will be working under the guidance of Drs. Kyriakos Markides and Brian Downer looking at characteristics that are associated with an increased risk for psychiatric symptoms in older adults using Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE) data.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Monique Pappadis, Michael will be working to assess the construct validity of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), and then look at prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms over time, using Hispanic EPESE data.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Rachel Deer, Sun will be working on both the PACE and GRAMS studies. Through the PACE study, she’ll be examining the effects of nutrition, rehabilitative exercise, and pharmacological interventions on recovery for elderly patients who were hospitalized. Through the GRAMS study, Sun will be exploring whether testosterone and protein supplementation can help elderly patients recover strength and avoid readmission after hospitalization.