Are you an undergraduate student eager to gain intensive, hands-on research experience while being mentored by pioneers in the fields of aging, Alzheimer’s, and other age-related conditions? Are you looking to join a network of like-minded undergraduate students aiming to accelerate their professional careers? If so, the NIH-sponsored Frontiers in Alzheimer’s and Aging Research (FrA2RE) program is just for YOU!
FrA 2 RE is an empowering, dynamic, and advanced research focused undergraduate training program, sponsored by the NIH. It is designed to cultivate and hone the skills needed for a successful career focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the mechanisms of aging. This course is pivotal to the NIH’s goals of enhancing the nation’s workforce to meet the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs in this area of life sciences, with a specific focus on encouraging the professional development of individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly underrepresented minorities (URMs).
FrA 2 RE will pair you with a prominent mentor in these fields to design and conduct meaningful and funded (supporting travel, accommodation, and laboratory materials) 'hands-on' research. Throughout this program, we support trainees to launch and sustain proliferative biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research careers.
Determined by the interests and research focus of the student.
Gerald P Schatten, PhD
Pittsburgh Development Center
S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD
Laura Niedernhofer, MD, PhD
University of Minnesota
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Xavier University of Louisiana