2023 Summer Workshop on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Disparities
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Co-organized by Hopkins Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services Center, Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research & Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.
The 2023 Summer Workshop on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Disparities will convene early- and mid-stage scientists who are designing studies related to disparities in ADRD research with a focus on advancing proposal development for external funding and analyses for peer-review publication.
This experience will involve:
- Participating in learning activities and reading assignments before the workshop to establish a foundation in ADRD research terminology, concepts, and theories.
- Attending the two-day workshop in-person in Baltimore alongside Johns Hopkins experts in the field and workshop participants.
- Working with an assigned mentor to develop and refine your research proposal prior to a final presentation at the end of the workshop.
- Networking opportunities during the workshop and continued mentoring for each participant after completion of the workshop.
- Learning about pilot funding opportunities and how to access data through the HEADS Remote Data Enclave.
Eligibility criteria: Eligible applicants will include post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty (e.g., MD, PhD, DrPH, PharmD or equivalent) who meet NIH criteria for being an early-stage investigator as well as mid-career investigators who are transitioning to research that is thematically aligned with the Workshop. Applicants from under-represented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application: The application is due on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET. APPLY NOW by submitting your application through our online form. The application includes a summary of the proposed research project (research aims and preliminary proposed methods) in 300 words or less, as well as the applicant’s CV or NIH-style biosketch, and a professional reference letter of support from a mentor, professor, or supervisor.
Selection criteria: Applications will be evaluated based on the qualifications of the investigator, significance of the proposed study, potential promise of the study in leading to publication and/or external funding, and thematic fit with the HEADS Center, JHAD-RCMAR, and HCHDS, which are to:
- Identify and quantify the range of care needs of persons with ADRD and the economic consequences of ADRD for patients and families.
- Examine how the organization, financing, and delivery of services affects accessibility, affordability, quality, and equity of ADRD care.
- Emphasize epidemiological and intervention research with a life course perspective on ameliorating health disparities by advancing minority aging research as it is related to ADRD.
- Generate and disseminate knowledge to reduce racial/ethnic and social class disparities in health status and health care.
Travel and hotel accommodation expenses will also be covered in full for the accepted workshop participants.
The current list of workshop faculty and speakers are included in the list below and more experts are expected to participate:
- Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor, Co-director, HEADS Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Katherine Ornstein, PhD, Director, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Equity in Aging
- Roland Thorpe, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Deputy Director, HCHDS, Co-director, JHAD-RCMAR, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- George Rebok, PhD, Professor, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Senior Advisor, JHAD-RCMAR
- Joseph Gallo, MD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-director, JHAD-RCMAR
- Jeanine Parisi, PhD, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Daniel Polsky, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Co-director, HEADS Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Matthew Eisenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Frank Xu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Quincy Samus, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Translational Aging Services Core, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
- Cynthia Boyd, MD, Mason F. Lord Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine
- Alden Gross, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Lauren Hersch Nicholas, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hopkins Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services (HEADS) Center stimulates and coalesces population-based research that identifies, quantifies, and addresses economic and care systems challenges posed by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (JHAD-RCMAR) seeks to prepare the next generation of underrepresented minority researchers in the conduct of ADRD-related research that is culturally relevant and has potential to bridge research from discovery to implementation in ADRD minority aging. The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) brings together the health research and program development resources of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes (Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing) to mitigate health disparities through public health, social science, nursing, and medical research as well as training, community outreach, and advocacy.
The 2023 Summer Workshop is made possible through awards by the National Institute on Aging (P30AG066587 and P30AG059298).