Aging Center Dispatch - June 12-16


Geriatrics Grand Rounds: Reflections of a 2nd Year Fellow – Dr. Collin Burks

Monday June 12, 12pm-1pm



RCMAR Webinar: Developing an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan for Behavioral and Social Research

Thursday June 15, 12pm-1pm EDT/9am-10am PDT

Register for Zoom Link


Medicine Grand Rounds – 2023 Joseph C Greenfield Visiting Professor: Dr. Quinn Capers, IV – UT Southwestern Medical Center

Friday June 16, 8am-9am



Tools for Having Crucial Conversations with Colleagues: An interactive workshop presented by Dr. Heather Whitson and Dr. Cathleen Colon-Emeric

Friday June 16, 1pm-2pm

Aging Center Hub 2514 – there will be Enzo’s pizza, so come hungry!  This event is open to everyone.



Professional Development Opportunities for Trainees & Early Stage Investigators:


Understanding NIH Grants – Virtual Seminar 6/29/23
The DCI Office for Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination invites trainees to a virtual seminar with NCI Program Director Dr. Grace Ault on Thursday, June 29 at 4pm. Dr. Ault will discuss the mechanics of how things work at NIH, including:


  • How the NIH is structured to handle grant applications
  • What people in various roles at NIH do and who to talk to
  • Issues concerning how grants are reviewed  


Early stage investigators and junior faculty will find the information valuable, though postdocs and graduate students may also gain useful insights for future planning.


Registration is required in advance of the session here.



Clin-STAR Mini-Sabbatical Support
Short-term immersion opportunities to learn specific methods or techniques by traveling to another institution in the US. 

Clinician-investigators who are early career investigators as defined by the NIH can apply for up to $4,000 to cover travel, housing, and meal costs. For more about this program, visit the Clin-STAR website here.



Clin-STAR Early Career Lecture Fund
Travel funds to present aging-related research at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging-related research is not the primary focus.

Clinician-investigators who are early career investigators as defined by the NIH can apply for up to $2,000 to cover travel expenses and meeting-related fees. For more information about this program, visit the Clin-STAR website here.





Dr. Kimberly Hreha has received a K01 award from the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research to study the Influence of Vison Impairments on Dementia in Stroke Survivors: A Longitudinal Analysis.  Dr. Hreha is an Aging Center investigator, assistant professor in orthopaedic surgery, and a DIBS faculty network member.