Announcements & Upcoming Events

Webinar Series

Succeeding in Mental Health & Aging Research

Date: October, 15 2019

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Paul Barr, Phd, Msc  
Assistant Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Topic: Getting Research Project Buy-In from Stakeholders Who Aren't Researchers

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Recorded Webinars

9/17/19 Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Developing a mentoring plan: Establishing Expectations for Mentors and Mentees 

5/21/19 Mark Oldham, MD
Submitting a K Award: Lessons for Applicants and Mentors

2/19/19 Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD
Building your Personal Work/Life Mission Part II
     Powerpoint Slides

1/15/19 Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD
Building your Personal Work/Life Mission Part I
     Powerpoint Slides

11/20/18 Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.
Authorship, strategy for publishing manuscripts and selecting journals: Perspectives from an Editor-in-Chief

10/6/18 - Dimitris Kiosses, PhD and Patrick Raue, PhD
Engagement of Targets from Neural Systems to Peers and Volunteers 

9/18/18 - Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH
Mentoring: Principles and Practices for Mentees and Mentors

8/21/18 - Kim Van Orden, PhD
Participant safety in studies with high-risk populations: Balancing autonomy and safety

7/17/18 - Gretchen Brenes, PhD
Balancing Scientific Service and Research 

3/27/18 - Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Responding to Grant Reviews

2/20/18 - Daniel Jimenez, PhD
Conducting Intervention Research with Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults

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 

Program Director

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Site Directors

Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Fred Blow, PhD
University of Michigan

Yuhua Bao, PhD
Cornell University

Patricia Areán, PhD
University of Washington


This NIMH-funded, two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (T32) provides fellowship training in health services research involving older adults with mental disorders. The program is designed for

  • psychiatrists
  • medical physicians
  • psychologists
  • nurses
  • social/behavioral scientists

who are committed to becoming independently supported mental health services researchers.

Program Goals: The goal of this training program is to increase the number of researchers in geriatric mental health services research by preparing them with the requisite skills to conduct mental health services research in age-relevant settings, populations, and service models.

This multi-site Services Research Training Collaboratory (SRTC) brings together the strengths of investigators and training opportunities in four leading centers of excellence in geriatric mental health services research, namely Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of Washington (UW), and the University of Michigan (UM). For detailed information about the research ongoings at each site, visit our downloadable T32 Program Brochure.

The program’s goal is to grow the field of early-career research scientists focusing on geriatric mental health services through a proven, innovative, transdisciplinary, multi-site, training collaboratory. We achieve this goal by providing fellows with a two-year program consisting of:

  • Mentored geriatric mental health services research training;
  • Cross-site seminars and co-mentoring linked by web-based communication and archived curricula; and
  • Formal coursework at each site, including the opportunity for a master’s degree in public health or master’s of science in health services research.

The SRTC is committed to recruiting and retaining individuals with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.