Short-Term Aging-Related Research Program
The Medical Student Short-Term Aging-Related (STAR) Research Program, directed by Dr. David Meltzer, Dr. Vineet Arora, Dr. William Dale, and Dr. Sam Sisodia, is an opportunity for first year medical students to participate in aging-related research and training through the Pritzker Summer Research Program. The first year medical students engage in a mentored research experience and didactic training in aging throughout the summer. In addition, students participate in the Scholar in Translational Aging Research Training Course (START), a statistics analysis course, and weekly cluster group meetings with other faculty mentors and peers. This program trains these future physician leaders to apply basic, clinical, and social science concepts and methods to study the care and quality of life of older persons. At the end of the course, students present their research at the annual Pritzker Summer Research Forum. For more information, please contact Meryl Prochaska at email@example.com.
As part of the Pritzker Summer Research Program, STAR is available to all first-year medical students. Each student receives a minimum stipend of $5000 for their complete participation.
How to Apply
Application information is automatically sent to all Pritzker first-year medical students. For more information or to download the Summer Research Program Intent to Participate form, visit the Summer Research Program website.
David Meltzer, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Department of Economics
Vineet Arora, MD, MA
Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
William Dale, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics
Sangram Sisodia, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
STAR is supported by NIH Grant # 5 T35 AG029795-03.