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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions: Health of Older Minorities

Mar 14, 2023, 11:22 AM by SCOA

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions: Health of Older Minorities

Drs. Rebeca Wong and Brian Downer of the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging seek to fill postdoctoral fellowship positions on the aging and health of diverse older adult populations. Postdoctoral fellows collaborate with faculty at UTMB who have $29.9 million in annual research funding on population health and aging. Funded faculty include sociologists, economists, demographers, gerontologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and statisticians.

Research areas of expertise include health disparities and health equity, aging trajectories, cognitive aging and dementia, medical outcomes, health service utilization, social epidemiology, rehabilitation, psychosocial stress, and health promotion. Aging-related research initiatives at UTMB include:

Postdoctoral fellows create a mentoring team who provides expert training and guidance in an environment that maximizes progress toward independent researcher status. Faculty mentors are in the School of Public and Population Health, School of Medicine, and School of Health Professions.

Fellowship duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Planning and performing data analyses;
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in scientific journals;
  • Presenting research at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Completing career development activities for the Postdoctoral Professional Development Certificate Program and training in the ethical conduct of research.

In addition to the current NIH stipend level and full healthcare benefits, fellows receive additional funding for travel, networking, and training-related expenses. A Selection Committee will review all applications, and applicants may be invited to interview. Postdoctoral applicants must have received a PhD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution by the beginning of the fellowship.

Pending reasonable progress, the appointment is expected to be for 2 years. Application procedure and information available at

Direct inquiries or questions about the program, contact: Kelley Sitgreaves Phone: 409-747-1987 Email:

This training program is supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) through an Institutional National Training Award (NRSA) T32AG0270. UTMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Institution that proudly values diversity. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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