Education

Education

Clinical researchers across medicine need to acquire a set of core competencies and skills in order to effectively contribute to the ever-evolving field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

The early detection of cognitive disorders is of critical importance as the population ages, and emerging clinician scientists are required to have knowledge about biology and cognition, while also developing clinical skills to understand risk, progression, and the impact of intervention.

Moreover, leadership, team science, study management, data management and grant writing are only a few of the many pillars that must be developed and nurtured during the training years in order to prepare future investigators for an independent career in clinical research and clinical practice.

Our group of investigators at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Aging (CNSA) have extensive expertise and track record in educating the next generation of neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and geriatric psychiatrists. Our graduates have developed advanced skills in clinical, cognitive and functional assessment, research methods, grant writing, test development, and cognitive remediation in a widely diverse platform of older adults at ¬risk for developing of neurodegenerative disorders.