Rising Stars in Aging Research Program and Workshops
The goal of the ‘Rising Star Program’, sponsored by the AGS through the American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is to provide mentoring and career development resources to early career clinician investigators in medical and surgical specialties who wish to focus their research in aging and/or geriatrics to improve competitiveness for future funding. The Rising Star program also provides support to attend the AGS Annual Meeting.
- Rising Star Mentoring Program and Workshop Series
Successful Rising Star applicants will receive one-on-one mentoring with a senior aging research mentor from geriatrics or another specialty, and connect with a current GEMSSTAR scholar who can provide advice on application revisions and re-submissions. Rising Stars also have the ability to participate in a workshop series that focuses on grant writing tips, how to respond to grant review comments, and resubmissions. Upcoming announcements and past recordings for the workshop series can be found here.
- AGS/AFAR Clin-STAR Mentoring and Grantsmanship Workshop
The AGS/AFAR Clin-STAR Mentoring and Grantsmanship Workshop will be held on the final day of the 2022 AGS Annual Meeting and will be geared towards Rising Stars, current, former, and future GEMSSTARs, and junior investigators from all disciplines.
- Visiting Specialty Professor (VSP) Program
AGS will collaborate with the AFAR Clin-STAR CC Leadership Core to select one senior investigator from a medical or surgical specialty or other discipline to attend the 2022 AGS Annual Meeting. The VSP program will include a GSI/Clin-STAR Lecture on a cross-cutting topic; and a poster walking tour lead by the VSP that will highlight cross-cutting research as it applies to various specialty fields.
American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)’s Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center
Advancing geriatrics expertise for researchers, clinicians, and educators is more than a mission-critical priority for us all as we age. It requires structure and support from across health care to build synergy and share best practices.
Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) established the AFAR/NIA Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research Coordinating Center (Clin-STAR CC) to do just that. The Clin-STAR CC brings together clinician-investigators from across the United States who are committed to careers focused on aging research. The Clin-STAR CC provides career development opportunities and fosters transdisciplinary connections, with a particular focus on early-stage investigators who will become future leaders in their fields.
AGS’s GSI was awarded a supplement to collaborate with AFAR on the Clin-STAR CC by creating four new programmatic activities that support the Clin-STAR community.
GSI GEMSSTAR Conference Series
AGS’ GSI was awarded a NIA GEMSSTAR U13 conference grant (2014-2019), jointly funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the John A. Hartford Foundation. The grant included funding for three conferences over five years for all past and current GEMSSTAR scholars.
The conference series provided GEMSSTAR grantees with opportunities for in-depth discussion of important topics, small group working sessions to explore areas of common interest, and opportunities to bring grantees from across the country together to network and collaborate with each other and invited geriatric-focused specialty mentors.
Individuals interested in learning more about applying for a GEMSSTAR can visit the website.
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