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Project: UNC-CH Summer Research Training in Aging for Medical Students

Grant Number: NIA 2-T35-AG038047-11

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of eight National Training Centers for the MSTAR program. MSTAR introduces students to experiences that they might not otherwise receive during medical school. During this summer internship program, medical students work under the mentorship of top experts in various fields.

The short-term goal of the program is providing medical students with a meaningful aging research experience early in their medical school career. The long-term goal of the UNC START Program is increasing the number of physician-scientists engaged in biomedical, clinical, or health services research in those areas necessary to continue the mission of the NIA.


Co-Associate Director and Program Advisor (in kind effort)

Key Collaborators

Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead (PI), Dr. Phil Sloane and Dr. Richard Loeser (co-PI’s), Dr. Ellen Roberts

Learn more about the UNC MSTAR program