National Institutes of Health Training Program in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Translational Research

The NIH Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Translational Research (ADCTR) provides interdisciplinary education for predoctoral students spanning the life sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and architecture. The Training Program incorporates an integrated and multidisciplinary platform to train predoctoral students at the interface of architecture, biology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering focusing on the quantitative linkages that define this interface and preparing Trainees for careers in applied sciences and clinical research.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.

 

NIational Institute of Aging (NIA)

NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research

 

Goals

To provide Trainees with:

  • A keen understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of research
  • How it depends on fundamental underpinnings in architecture, science and engineering
  • How it leads to innovative new scientific disciplines and technologies
  • How these technologies translate to clinical applications
  • Knowledge of commercial product development and start-up evolution
  • Skills for career exploration and professional advancement

Key Features

  • Joint supervision and multidisciplinary Ph.D. thesis committee
  • Mandatory Courses:
  • “Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease Research”
  • “Ethical Considerations in AD and AD-Related Research”
  • Courses in 4 core areas of Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementias
  • Training in entrepreneurship and commercial translation
  • Training in professional development experience
  • Training enrichment in human health, physiology, and disease through symposia with clinical/industry partners
  • Clinical or industrial externship (2-3 months)
  • Frontiers in Alzheimer’s Research Seminar Series

Contact

Dr. Mariana G. Figueiro, Training Program (T32; NIA) Director
Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Translational Research
Lighting Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Gurley Building, 3rd Floor
Troy, NY 12180-3590
figuem@rpi.edu
(518) 687-7142

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