Announcements & Upcoming Events

SRI Applications

Weill Cornell Medical College: Manhattan Campus

July 16 - 21, 2017

To apply, contact Faith Gunning (Program Director)

Webinar Series

Succeeding in Mental Health & Aging Research - 3rd Tuesday of each month

Date TBD
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Topic TBD

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ARI Spring Retreat

April 19-22, 2017
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tuscon, AZ

Archived Webinars

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 Aimes and 12 Pages - The extra nitty-gritty of NIH grant applications
Grant Preparation Template
Budget Five Year Template

01/19/16 - Paul Holtzheimer, MD
Challenges in Conducting Brain Stimulation Research with Older Adults

12/15/15 - Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD
Navigating the Promotion/Tenure System: A View from the Inside
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9/15/15 -  Helen Lavretsky, MD
Please note the first 8 minutes of this webinar was not captured on the following recording: 
Novel CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Interventions for Depression and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
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6/9/15 - Jovier Evans, PhD
Inside NIMH

3/24/15 - Stephen Bartels, MD, MS and Jo Anne Sirey, PhD
Thoughts on the NIMH Effectiveness Clinical Trials RFAs

6/19/14 - Charlene E. Le Fauve, PhD
NIMH Perspective on Aging,  Minority Health and Mental Health Disparities Research 

9/10/13 - Carolyn Turvey, PhD
Are Older Patients Using Personal Health Records to Help Manage their Health?

9/24/13 - Ellen Whyte, MD
Recruiting Acutely Ill Patients on Other People's Turf 

10/8/13 - Earlise Ward, PhD
Recruiting from Faith-based Institutions and Other Community Settings

10/22/13 - Olivia Okereke, MD, MS
Creating and Managing Your CV

11/5/13 - Patrick Raue, PhD
Assessing Suicide Risk in Geriatric Research Patients 

11/19/13 - Faith Gunning, PhD
Special Challenge of Conducting Imaging Studies with Depressed, Anxious, or Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

CIMA/SRI Faculty

Faith Gunning, PhD
CIMA/SRI Director

George Alexopoulos, MD
CIMA/SRI Co-Director

Steering Committee

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Dartmouth Medical School

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Dartmouth Medical School

Helen Lavretsky, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

Barry Lebowitz, PhD
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Ruth O’Hara, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Charles Reynolds III, MD
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
University of Pittsburgh

Gwenn Smith, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Additional faculty will be drawn from a national network of experts.

SRI 2015

(SRI 2015 Participants)

CIMA/2017 Summer Research Institute.  


The Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA) is a year-long mentoring program that includes a 5-day Summer Research Institute and 12 months of ongoing research mentoring.


The 2017 Summer Research Institute will be held at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Manhattan campus from July 16th to July 21st. To apply to CIMA please email the following application materials addressed to Faith Gunning, PhD at by March, 31 2017.  Please make sure that "2017 CIMA Application" appears in the subject line:

To apply to CIMA please email the following application materials addressed to Faith Gunning, PhD at by March, 31 2017.  Please make sure that "2017 CIMA Application" appears in the subject line:

  • A one page statement of research and career interests
  • Current Curriculum Vitae which includes your address, phone & fax numbers, and email address
  • One letter of reference  

For more information about applying to CIMA, please contact Faith Gunning at: