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.