Advancing Native Students in Aging Research Program

June 22, 2023


Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dates: August 6-11, 2023


Advancing Native Students in Aging Research is designed for undergraduate students, especially those from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.  This culturally grounded 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.

Additionally, this NIH/NIA sponsored course will educate undergraduate students on both the federal government’s policies and community best practices with respect to aging programs and their implementation. Additionally, the course will cover 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 by Native professional on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussions, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops, and informal seminars over week-long periods.