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IOA Educational Programs at the UW-Madison

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Gerontology Certificate & PhD Minor Programs in Aging

The Institute's major educational goal is to train UW-Madison students in core aspects of aging, including basic biological processes, health, psychological and social changes linked with life course development, and the demographic, economic, social, and political contexts in which aging occurs. This goal is facilitated by two multidisciplinary programs, the Specialist in Gerontology certificate (open to undergraduate students) and the Ph.D. Distributed Minor with a Focus on Aging (open to PhD students).

Note: To participate in either of the above programs, students must already be enrolled at the UW-Madison in a degree program within an academic department. The Institute on Aging is a research institute and not involved in the enrollment process. For information about enrolling at the UW-Madison, see the admissions information on the UW home page: www.wisc.edu

 

Biology of Aging & Age Related Diseases Training Grant

The Biology of Aging and Age-Related Diseases Training Grant program, which began in 1990, is funded through a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Its main goal is to train pre-and post doctorate individuals from a wide variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds to conduct biology of aging research. Trainees are mentored by faculty from various departments at the UW-Madison, while conducting research in their labs. For more details, see the Training Grant website.


For more information about the above programs, contact:

Sheila Hessman
IOA Department Administrator
608-263-6404
safitzpa@wisc.edu

1300 University Avenue
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Madison, WI 53706
PH: 608.262.1818
FAX: 608.263.6211