Research Clinical Scholar Training
Our Clinical Geriatrics Fellowship includes a
Professional Development rotation that enables fellows to learn more about our
broad research mission and to work with the internationally known research
faculty of the Sticht Center on Aging. Fellows are encouraged to participate in
research during their clinical year; many of these experiences result in national
poster presentations and publications. In the last 5 years, three of our
clinical fellows have won their poster division at the American Geriatrics
Society Annual Meeting.
For prospective fellows interested in pursuing a
two-year clinical scholar track, we offer two pathways for research training.
These have guided our former fellows in achieving independent research careers:
- Gerontological Research Training Grant
experience in aging research with a focus on obtaining the skills needed to
pursue a career in clinical, epidemiological, or translational research.
Fellows in this track may pursue a Masters of Science degree in Clinical and Population Translational
Science or a Certificate within the School of Public Health Science.
Rural Academic Geriatrics Training Program
in partnership with the W.G. (Bill) Hefner Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Salisbury NC, this program supports 75% of a
fellow’s time to pursue scholarly work that will improve medical care for
rural-dwelling older adults. Prior work has focused on improving quality of
care delivered to veterans in the nursing home setting.