Advanced Training Course
Application Deadline: March 13th 2020

Frontiers in Alzheimer’s and Aging Research

DATE & LOCATION

May 12-17, 2020
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

PROGRAM ORGANIZERS

Gerald P Schatten, PhD
Pittsburgh Development Center/University of Pittsburgh

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD
Tulane University

Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota

SPONSORED BY

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Xavier University of Louisiana

Course Information

Frontiers in Alzheimer’s and Aging Research (FrA2R)” is designed for competitive advanced undergraduate students, especially under-represented minorities (URMs). FrA2R combines short-term, intensive laboratory and didactic courses and mentored pilot research in fundamental, translational, clinical, and behavioral aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the mechanisms of aging with ongoing mentoring to ensure both the launching and the retention of these promising candidates in research careers.

This NIH/NIA sponsored course is will educate promising undergraduate juniors and seniors on the implications of mechanistic discoveries on biological aging and in improved strategies for understanding and treating ADRD. Through ongoing interactions, the course helps to expand and sustain their independent research careers on the clinical, translational, behavioral, and fundamental aspects of Alzheimer’s and aging.

FrA2R offers dynamic training courses and career advancement strategies that provide a fresh series of daily lecturers on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussions, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops and informal seminars over week-long periods.  These courses are offered at Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.

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Application Deadline: March 13th 2020