Who should attend the SRI?

The SRI is designed for approximately twenty-five participants. Positions are available for junior faculty members, post-residency (MD or DO) and post-doctoral (PhD, PsyD, PharmD) fellows. No predoctoral individuals will be accepted to the SRI.

The orientation of the SRI is broad and covers career development strategies for those committed to careers in basic and translational research, clinical and treatment research, and health services research. Participants will have in common a shared commitment to advancing knowledge in the mental disorders of late life. They will bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the SRI and will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the faculty and fellow participants.

What is expected of participants?

Following selection to the Institute, each participant is expected to submit a draft grant application, prospectus, or manuscript in advance of the Summer Research Institute. Every participant will make a presentation on his/her research.

The proposals and presentations will be discussed privately with faculty mentors and consultants throughout the Institute to assist participants in the development of their research efforts.

What are some accomplishments of past trainees?

  • 60 Alumni were co-investigators on a total of 126 federal grants
  • 23 Alumni were co-investigators on 30 other peer-reviewed grants
  • 36 Alumni were PI on 115 industry grants
  • > 90% had peer-reviewed publications
  • Most had academic promotions
  • Many showed examples of academic leadership

Who should I contact for more information about SRI?

For more information about the program, please contact Nicole Vital, SRI Program Coordinator, at nlv2002@med.cornell.edu.