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.
AGE at ABRCMS 2019
In November, AGE Trainee Chair Mitchell Lee (UW) and trainee member Dibyadeep Datta (Yale) represented AGE at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA.The major goal of the trip was to identify trainees interested in submitting an abstract and applying for one of our 18 trainee travel awards (three of which are specifically for trainees from underrepresented groups in the sciences) to attend the upcoming 49th Annual AGE meeting in Madison, WI. At ABRCMS, Mitchell and Dibyadeep met numerous excited, highly motivated students that were very interested in learning about the biology of aging. In fact, many attendees learned about the biology of aging and geroscience for the first time through our outreach!
We look forward to growing future outreach opportunities and are looking for more interested AGE Trainees to help lead our next trip!
We’d like to give a special thanks to the University of Washington Nathan Shock Center for providing travel funds to sponsor this event.