Goals of the Program
- To expand access to research and provide new and innovative career development opportunities to emerging researchers from racial and ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations.
- To increase the number of researchers conducting research to reduce health disparities in older adult populations.
We anticipate that 8 hours a week will be spent exclusively on research and 2 hours a week on seminars/workshops/symposia/social events. This is a multi-year program, and our hope is that all research scholars will participate continuously until they graduate.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded the program to attract, encourage, and support undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups into the aging field (MSTEM). The grant number for this program is the following: GR1059540 – Gerontology Enriching MSTEM (GEMSTEM) to Enhance Diversity in Aging.
The program was developed and administered by Sean Curran, Jennifer Ailshire, and John Walsh.