This postdoctoral training program focuses on clinical translation. The program provides trainees with a wide portfolio of aging and older adults focused training choices that range from basic biology and engineering discovery to translation of those findings into clinically revelant studies to clinical trials training. The goal of this training is to help trainees develop careers that utilize clinical translational approaches to improve the health and well-being of older adults.
This program is intentionally designed to:
- Develop a new generation of interdisciplinary translational aging research experts
- Provide trainees with hands-on directed translational laboratory or clinically-oriented research projects
- Offer trainees access to robust interdisciplinary and translational focused aging research infrastructure and collaborative research opportunities with faculty at Johns Hopkins who work within these entities:
- Center on Aging and Health
- Biology of Healthy Aging
- Older Americans Independence Center
- The Human Aging Project
- The Whiting School of Engineering
- The Bloomberg School of Public Health
- School of Medicine
- Prepare trainees for sustained academic careers using mentors and career development resources at JHU
"At Johns Hopkins, I have found incredible mentors for my scientific research, and also a holistic and supportive environment committed to the importance of both professional and personal development. The Biology of Healthy Aging program has excellent opportunities for research funding, as well as an abundant network of researchers and resources. What makes this program special is, first of all, the extraordinarily kind and brilliant group of clinicians and researchers who work at Hopkins. Secondly, the incredible depth and breadth of research that allows me to do research on topics I am passionate about."
--Thomas Laskow, PhD
"Particpating in this training program has provided me the opportunity to expand my skills in basic science and early translational research as I transition to being an independent researcher. It has also helped me learn about designing and implementing clinical trials in older adults. What i find beneficial about this program is that it is interdisciplinary and has given me many opportunities for collaborating with researchers across the School of Medicine, Public Health and Engineering. Also, I found excellent research mentors through this program who have been very supportive as I develop my research interests and proceed in my career."
--Lolita Nidadavolu, MD, PhD
Up to seven postdoctoral fellows can be in the training program at any given time. We accept MDs and PhDs from Geriatric Medicine and other divisions/departments within the School of Medicine, as well as candidates from the Schools of Public Health, Engineering, and Nursing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information and application instructions, contact Dr. Jeremy Walston.
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