This is a two semester course designed not only to cover the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, but also to develop the student's clinical reasoning abilities. It is intended to be a year-long board review and, as such, integrates the basic sciences with clinical topics. The course is taught in case-based format where student participation an initiative are crucial to success. Student evaluation is based on performance on board-type multiple choice examinations and class participation.
Course Director: Janice Herbert-Carter, MD (October - May)
Frontiers in Alzheimer’s and Aging Research (FrA2R)
Funded by the National Institutes of Aging, the course is designed to sustain and enhance the aging-research workforce with this intensive laboratory and didactic for competitive trainees, especially from under-represented minorities (URMs). FrA2R offers:
- dynamic advanced training courses consisting of daily lectures and extended discussion on emerging concepts
- laboratory research and technologically intense workshops and informal seminars over week-long periods
- a focus on Alzheimer’s root causes and mechanisms of aging
Sixteen highly competitive applicants were selected to participate in the course, however, faculty, students, and other members of the Atlanta biomedical community are encouraged to attend.
- Winston Thompson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Physiology at Morehouse School of Medicine
- Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., Director, Division of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
- Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism
- J. Michal Jazwinski, Ph.D., Director, Tulane University’s Center for Aging