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Research

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology offers three research-based fellowships. Up to 10 fellows are accepted into the research program. Fellows on a research track are expected to develop a research program during their training period.

Research areas

Research areas include:

  • Clinical and biological aspects of diabetes, obesity, and bone disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Immunology and vaccine development
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiological, clinical, and molecular studies of frailty
  • Pressure sores
  • Preventive geriatrics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services research
  • New forms of health care delivery
  • Ethical issues

Opportunities also exist for training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health policy in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities for collaboration with the more than 50 scientists at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging, the home of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.


Clinical and Research Fellowship

This three-year program is designed for physicians interested in research-focused careers within an academic environment.

Clinical training is tailored to meet the needs of each trainee and may be done in year one or two of the program. The program includes appropriate didactic instruction as well as intensively mentored research through one of the Division’s research programs. In addition, fellows gain extensive exposure to clinical and epidemiologic research within the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health or within basic science laboratories encompassed within the Biology of Aging Program sponsored by the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center on Aging and Health.

Competitive opportunities are available for participation in Johns Hopkins degree programs, for example, a doctorate or a master’s degree, for those interested in more rigorous and extended training.

To apply

Applications are accepted two years in advance. The application must be received no later than December 31 of the year before the year you are applying for a fellowship. For example, if you were applying for a fellowship beginning in July 2012, your application must be received no later than December 31, 2011. If there are slots available, later applications will be accepted. Learn more about how to apply.

Training grants

Clinical and research fellows supported by the Division's NIH T-32 Fellowship Training Grant are eligible for an NIH Loan Repayment Program. Based upon a participant's outstanding eligible educational debt, the program can repay up to a maximum of $35,000 per year towards educational loans. To understand how the program works, please visit the NIH website.




Clinical Investigator Pathway Fellowship

This three-year program is for physicians who want to begin training after the second year of internal medicine residency in order to prepare for a career in academic geriatric medicine and who are committed to carrying out a research program.

Because the program is part of an American Board of Internal Medicine initiative, the Board must approve a candidate’s research plan.

To apply

Applications are accepted two years in advance. The application must be received no later than December 31 of the year before the year you are applying for a fellowship. For example, if you were applying for a fellowship beginning in July 2012, your application must be received no later than December 31, 2011. If there are slots available, later applications will be accepted. Learn more about how to apply.



Research Fellowship Training

This two- to three-year program is designed for scientists with advanced degrees (e.g., PhD, ScD) interested in developing a purely research career focused on problems pertinent to geriatric medicine and gerontology, or for physicians with training in other disciplines who want to pursue research focused on problems of aging.

There are several research programs, centers, and groups within the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

To apply

Applications are accepted two years in advance. The application must be received no later than December 31 of the year before the year you are applying for a fellowship. For example, if you were applying for a fellowship beginning in July 2012, your application must be received no later than December 31, 2011. If there are slots available, later applications will be accepted. Learn more about how to apply.

 

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