Training Course
Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research

DATE & LOCATION

August 7-12, 2022
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

PROGRAM ORGANIZERS

Gerald Schatten, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Laura Niedernhofer, PhD
University of Minnesota

SPONSORED BY

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation and University of Minnesota

Course Information

Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research is designed for undergraduate students, especially Native American and Indigenous communities.  This course 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 undergraduate students on the implications of mechanistic discoveries on biological aging and on 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.

Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research offers dynamic training courses and career advancement strategies that provide a fresh series of daily lectures on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussions, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops, and informal seminars over week-long periods.  This course is offered at the University of Minnesota.

Ready to register for Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research?

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022