Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research

March 22, 2023


Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research is designed for undergraduate students, especially Native American and Indigenous communities.  This course combines short-term, intensive laboratory and didactic courses and mentored pilot research in fundamental, translational, clinical, and behavioral aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the mechanisms of aging with ongoing mentoring to ensure both the launching and the retention of these promising candidates in research careers.

This NIH/NIA sponsored course is will educate undergraduate students on the implications of mechanistic discoveries on biological aging and on improved strategies for understanding and treating ADRD. Through ongoing interactions, the course helps to expand and sustain their independent research careers on the clinical, translational, behavioral, and fundamental aspects of Alzheimer’s and aging.

Advancing Native American Diversity in Aging Research offers dynamic training courses and career advancement strategies that provide a fresh series of daily lectures on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussions, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops, and informal seminars over week-long periods.  This course is offered at the University of Minnesota.

Please download the application at or email with any questions. Any student who is accepted will receive a full scholarship which covers room and board and travel.

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