Announcements & Upcoming Events

CIMA/SRI Webinar Series

Date: December 5, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm ET

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor position at USF

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

Webinar Series

Succeeding in Mental Health & Aging Research

Date: December 19, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Namkee Choi, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas

Topic: Partnering with Community Organizations

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Archived Webinars 

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 

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: