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Webinar Series

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

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ARI Spring Retreat

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

Archived Webinars

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

SRI Faculty

Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
SRI Director

George Alexopoulos, MD
SRI Co-Director

Steering Committee

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
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)

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

About: SRI is a national program to promote the career advancement of talented post-residency (MD or DO) and post-doctoral (PhD, PsyD, or PharmD) fellows and other early-stage investigators who hold promise for a research career in geriatric mental health translational, interventions, or services research. SRI meets as an annual five-day research career development institute for a competitively selected set of trainees that provides learning opportunities via one-to-one and group mentoring.

SRI Aims:

  • Increase trainees’ knowledge of research career development strategy and skills
  • Provide individualized guidance on each trainee’s research design and career strategy
  • Promote the development of effective, collaborative relationships


SRI is committed to recruiting individuals with disabilities, ethnic and racial minoriities, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.