Announcements & Upcoming Events

ARI 2017 Applications

The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017

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BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01)

Webinar Series

Succeeding in Mental Health & Aging Research

Date: February 20, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Daniel Jimenez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Topic: Conducting intervention research with racial/ethnic minority older adults

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Password:  geriatric

Archived Webinars 

2/13/18 - Julie Dumas, PhD
Practical Guidelines for Running Successful Imaging Studies in Older Adults   

1/16/18 - Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
NIH Career Development Awards (the K-series): For Applicants and Mentors

12/19/17 - Namkee Choi, PhD
Partnering with community organizations

      PowerPoint Slides

11/21/17 - Lori Jervis, PhD
Qualitative Methods for Quantitative Researchers

     PowerPoint Slides

10/31/17 - George Niederehe, PhD & Jovier Evans, PhD
NIMH Update on Clinical Trials and Other Changes in Grants Application Procedures and Policies

PowerPoint Slides

09/19/17 - Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc
Principles and practice of negotiation in academic medicine: How to do what you want and get paid for it 

06/20/17 - Ellen Detlefsen, DLS
Publishing in e-publications and open access journals

05/16/17 - Briana Mezuk, PhD
Interdisciplinary science in mental health research: Challenges and opportunities

04/18/17 - Lisa Barry, PhD
Incorporating measures from the PhenX toolkit into grant applications

03/21/17 - Barry Lebowitz, PhD
Letters of recommendation - Much more important than you might think 

02/14/17 - Michelle Mielke, PhD
Writing Biomarker-Related Grants 

03/15/16 - Martha Bruce, PhD
Beyond Aims and 12 Pages - The extra nitty-gritty of NIH grant applications
Grant Preparation Template
Budget Five Year Template

4/7/17 - Joseph Gallo, MD, MPH
Responding to a Grant Review 

ARI Director

Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH
Dartmouth Medical School 

ARI Program Manager

Renee Pepin, PhD
Dartmouth Medical School

Steering Committee

Stephen J. Bartels, MD, MS
Dartmouth Medical School

Jeffrey Lyness, MD
University of Rochester 

Yvette Sheline, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Jo Anne Sirey, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Gwenn Smith, PhD
Johns Hopkins University


(ARI 2017 at Hacienda Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona)

Welcome to the Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health (ARI) website, a resource for the sharing of information and resources for  ARI applicants and for both current and past ARI Scholars.

ARI is a national mentoring program designed to help new investigators achieve their first R01 funding and assume the responsibilities of independent scientists. The program seeks to increase the number of independent investigators conducting translational, interventions and services research in geriatric mental health.  These aims contribute to ARI’s overarching mission to reduce the burden of mental disorders in late life.  ARI is supported by a grant to Dartmouth College from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; R25 MH068502; PI: Martha L. Bruce).

Please examine the ARI Overview, FAQs, Calendar and Application sections of this site for more information.

You can access ARI program information from anywhere on the website from the "Advanced Research Institute" drop down menu at the top of the page.

Current Scholars:

Keep up to date with the ARI Calendar.

Don't forget that you are expected to convene at least one “virtual” meeting (webinar) of mentors and consultants. These webinars are best timed if you have made substantial revisions to your grant application, identified significant questions needing the input of different experts, or have received pink sheets following an NIH review. Please work with your ARI mentor to decide when a webinar would be most useful, and contact for scheduling and logistics.