Applications Open for 2019 Summer Program in Aging and Neurological Diseases

January 15, 2019

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is offering an eight-week summer research program with opportunities for undergraduate students to develop experience in research and aging.

For the second consecutive year, the Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is offering an immersive Summer Research Program. The program is intended to introduce undergraduate students with limited experience to day-to-day life working in a research lab.

One of the primary aims is for trainees to gain transferable experience and skills they can use for future work in research and practice. Selected students work up to 32 hours per week in an assigned lab, as well as attend presentations and workshops where they learn about a wide range of aging-related topics including three neurological conditions and diseases that often affect older adults: Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and dementia. The program culminates in a presentation of posters the students have designed summarizing their research experience.

Nine undergraduate students from six institutions within the St. Louis metropolitan region were selected for the 2018 cohort of trainees. See the 2018 Cohort List.

The 2019 program begins June 3; applications are due February 1. For more information about this and other programs hosted by the Institute for Public Health, visit our summer programs page.