Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Research Education Component Scholars Program
World-class education is a core mission of NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and its affiliated Center for Cognitive Neurology. We are pleased to expand our efforts with the formation of the Research Education Component Scholars Program. The program provides one year of broad, interdisciplinary training and mentoring to a group of diverse researchers. Program scholars and junior scholars are selected from a competitive application pool of predoctoral, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career investigators researching Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related disorders, which facilitates peer-mentoring and a cohesive network of future researchers.
Designed to augment current training, program scholars are paired with experienced clinical, basic, or translational investigators to serve as co-mentors and consultants on their research projects. Our scholars also participate in a comprehensive training program of biostatistical and epidemiological methods of research, scientific rigor, and complementary lectures on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Along with the Research Education Component Scholars Program leadership, scholars develop a tailored career development plan and series, including grant writing, lab management, and networking with scientists in different fields. Additionally, program scholars are provided funding to support training-related expenses.
The scholars program builds on the extensive experience of numerous Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center– and Center for Cognitive Neurology–affiliated researchers, clinicians, and educators, who develop the careers of future Alzheimer’s disease investigators.
We are uniquely positioned to provide scholars with the training needed to develop and hone research skills by collaborating with internationally renowned mentors and established institutes, such as NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, other Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers, and Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease. These connections provide our scholars with many opportunities to increase the breadth and depth of their training.
To be considered for a scholar position, you must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree in fields related to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. To be considered for a junior scholar position, you must be a predoctoral student in a field related to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias To be considered for an affiliate scholar position, you must be an undergraduate in a field related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias at NYU, or be at any level but not currently at NYU.
Please contact Zena Rockowitz, at Zena.Rockowitz@NYULangone.org, for more information.
The Research Education Component Scholars Program is led by the following people:
Rebecca Betensky, PhD, Program Leader
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, Associate Program Leader
Our program mentors include the following people:
Laura J. Balcer, MD
Rebecca Betensky, PhD
Jayeeta Basu, PhD
Joshua Chodosh, MD
Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD
Karyn D. Marsh, PhD
Shane A. Liddelow, PhD
Arjun V. Masurkar, MD, PhD
Mary S. Mittelman, PhD
Ricardo M. Osorio Suarez, MD
Sam Parnia, MD, PhD
Henry Rusinek, PhD
Thomas M. Wisniewski, MD
Ana Luisa Giusti Pedrosa
Melissa Hernadnez-Frausto, PhD
Kendra Ray, PhD
Hayley Belli, PhD
Mark Bernard, PhD
Anthony Briggs, PhD
Lindsey Gurin, MD
Sujata Thawani, MD, PhD
Katherine Kim, MD
Daniel Talmasov, MD
Tim Gallagher, MD