Training for Research on Aging and Chronic Disease (NIA T32)

The predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs for research on aging and chronic disease emphasizes integration of evidence from populations to translational applications in practice and policy. Training focuses on chronic diseases and aging, including Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, cancer, muculoskeletal and cardiometabolic disorders. Four unique strengths of the program are:

  • Integration of population and implementation science research
  • Didactic and experiential training using implementation science to prevent and delay incidence and progression of major aging-related chronic conditions
  • Emphasis on rigorous methods for longitudinal research in complex data sets
  • Use of multi-level data linkages, including genomics, clinical information drawn from electronic medical records, and environmental or social profiles.

The implementation science and translational components of the program focus on clinical practice, interventions, and health policy.

The program emphasizes development of trainees as independent researchers in a new era of translational science, big data, and aging and chronic disease epidemiology.

How to Apply

The TE-TRAC T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is beginning recruitment for fellows to start in Summer/Fall 2023.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility

Scientists eligible for this program must:

  • demonstrate a strong interest in aging and chronic disease,
  • have a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DrPH, MD, PharmD, etc.) by fellowship start date, and
  • be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or have been admitted for permanent residency.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. For details regarding NIH diversity eligibility, see Notice on NIH's Interest in Diversity.

Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Cover Letter

Application Process

  1. Complete this online application and submit a CV and cover letter.
  2. Selected applicants will be asked to submit supplemental application materials including:
    1-2 page research prospectus that describes the work that will be completed during the postdoc fellowship and how it fits into your overall career plan
    1 letter of recommendation from your UCSF Primary Mentor.
    1 letter of recommendation from a past mentor

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all postdoctoral spots are filled.

For more information, contact: Dr. Peggy Cawthon for postdoctoral program.