The Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan requests a five-year renewal of its training program in the demography and economics of aging. Michigan has one of the oldest population centers in the United States, with a distinguished record in domestic and international population research and training. The University's highly ranked social science departments and professional schools, combined with the unique strengths of the Institute for Social Research, make it an exceptionally strong home for research and training in the demography of aging. The Center's current group of faculty is the strongest and most interdisciplinary in its history, making major contributions in many areas of research in the economics and demography of aging. The proposed training program will provide specialized demographic training to selected predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The predoctoral training program is based in the doctoral programs in sociology, economics, and public health. Students combine the specific doctoral requirements in each discipline with additional specialized training in demography through a combination of formal coursework, informal seminars, and a research apprenticeship program grounded in PSC's rich interdisciplinary environment. Postdoctoral training, which is provided to researchers from a variety of disciplines, is coordinated with a faculty mentor and includes course work, seminars and collaborative or independent research. This application seeks support for 8 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral trainees per year, which is a continuation of exactly the same number of slots as our current grant. A major focus of our program is socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health, a focus that was facilitated by the addition of public health into the program in the previous renewal. The recent record of the program in terms of recruitment, progress, and professional placement is excellent, with trainees moving into top academic and non-academic positions and producing high-quality research that is published in leading journals in the field. Our record of recruitment, retention, and placement of under-represented minority trainees is particularly strong.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32AG000221-19
Application #
7809518
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-9 (J2))
Program Officer
Phillips, John
Project Start
1992-09-01
Project End
2012-04-30
Budget Start
2010-05-01
Budget End
2011-04-30
Support Year
19
Fiscal Year
2010
Total Cost
$563,724
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Department
Miscellaneous
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
073133571
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48109
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