What the Trainee Chapter Offers

The American Aging Association Trainee Chapter offers numerous benefits to learners at all levels. These include the opportunity to win presentation and travel awards,  career development, and networking with other trainees and some of the world's top geroscientists and biogerontologists. 

Trainee Chapter Leadership 

Alice Kane, PhD
Harvard Medical School      
Trainee Chapter Chair
Sarah Ocanas, PhD
University of Oklahoma
TC Vice Chair/Secretary
Brian Wasko, PhD
Univ. of Houston, Clear Lake
Senior Trainee Advocate

 

The AGE Trainee chapter is growing, that means more training opportunities for all and more chances to help lead the chapter! Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like to be involved or have any questions.
 


 GeroScience Peer Review Training Program

 

We’ve recently began enrolling trainees for the GeroScience Peer Review Training Program. This program provides opportunities for AGE Trainee members to conduct rigorous, critical, and ethical peer review with our society journal, GeroScience. As part of the program, you will select a peer review mentor (in most cases, your advisor, but it can be any current AGE Scientific member). You will work with your peer review mentor to produce a professional quality manuscript review. In most cases, reviews will be used for publication decisions. Trainees and mentors must be current AGE members in good standing to participate.

 

The AGE trainee chapter is growing numerous committees to help us promote aging research and outreach, grow and pass on opportunities for AGE Trainee members, and be the best society we can be! We are accepting trainees to join the following committees as members or Chairs:

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Join a Committee and Get Involved

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee (DEIO)

Chair: Cristal Hill

Description: The diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee develops best practices for our society regarding how to be maximally inclusive of all and promotes social awareness of issues related to systematic biases. The committee also develops outreach initiatives that seek to grow and broaden understanding of aging and geroscience research, while growing and diversifying the AGE trainee chapter.

Grants, opportunities, and meetings committee

Chair: Olivia Heath

Description: The grants, opportunities, and meetings committee will compile information for AGE trainees about new grants, courses, workshops, and meetings with aging and geroscience focuses. This committee is also working on establishing a mentoring program to connect trainees with mentors in their field.

Social media committee

Chair: Kenny Wilson

Description: The social media committee will create and manage AGE Trainee chapter accounts on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc…). The committee will be responsible for adding content (new papers, trainee accomplishments, training and funding opportunities, etc…) and live tweeting the annual AGE meeting. The committee will create and maintain a quarterly newsletter that will provide information to trainees and celebrate trainee achievements.

Educational Resources Committee

Chair: Amber Mueller

Description: The educational resources committee will assist with coordinating the AGE Presents lecture series.