NYU offers a number of graduate and post-graduate training programs that allow for concentrations in brain aging. These programs can be found at NYU Langone Medical Center, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the School of Social Work, and the College of Nursing.

Current available Postdoctoral training Slots:

T32 Postdoctoral Training Slots for Neurodegenerative Research.

The Center for Cognitive Neurology is pleased to offer NIH T32 funded postdoctoral positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The goal of this program is to develop scientists and clinician-scientists who will be future leaders in the field of neurodegenerative research and the aging brain.
Trainees are paired with mentors or mentoring teams representing clinician-scientists as well as basic and translational scientists from a variety of disciplines throughout NYU School of Medicine, the NYU Washington Square Campus and the Nathan Kline Institute. Mentorship will provide individualized academic coaching in order to develop publications, grant proposals, and presentation skills in an interactive and collaborative environment, as well as educate trainees on the fundamentals of neurodegenerative disease, rigorous research methodology, clinical approaches, and statistical analysis.
The program is designed to support three postdoctoral fellows annually, for a period of two years. The major qualification of prospective trainees is the desire and potential to become independent researchers in the field of brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. For MD and MD-PhD applicants, it is necessary to have completed training in an accredited residency or clinical fellowship program. For PhD applicants, completion of doctoral training is required.

Application Instructions

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is required for a T32 appointment. The earliest appointment date is May 1, 2018 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through July 30, 2018. Applications are encouraged from individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as candidates who come from disadvantaged economic, social, cultural or educational backgrounds and those with disabilities.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, one page statement describing research interests and relevant background, as well as relevant reprints/ preprints of research articles to Thomas Wisniewski, MD ( and Helen Scharfman, PhD ( or

Please visit the pages below for other program-specific information

NYU Neuroscience Institute
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship through the NYU Department of Psychiatry
Sackler Institute of Graduate and Biomedical Sciences 
PostDoctoral Training at the NYU Sackler Institute
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
NYU Center for Neural Science 

Current NYU Graduate Students Interested in Brain Aging Specialization:

Graduate students are required to select a thesis advisor and do lab rotations.  Please consult your school’s program policies and requirements for more information about choosing a lab.  
CCN Areas of Research
Our Researchers
Brain Aging Research Day is held each winter and provides an opportunity for investigators at every level to network and present their research.