UCLA Older Americans Independence Center
                            (Pepper Center)


Introduction and Overview Research Career Development Core
Research Cores Leadership/Administrative Core
:: Analysis/Cost-Effectiveness Core Current Pilot Projects
:: Inflammatory Biology Core
Career Development Awards
:: Recruitment Core Contact the UCLA Pepper Center
:: Research Operations Core Other Pepper Centers
Levels of Support Provided by Research Cores National Institute on Aging
Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core Pilot Research Funding AvailableNEW
Rapid Grants ProgramNEW Research Services Funding ProgramNEW


Research Career Development Core (RCDC)
Core Leader:
Theodore J. Hahn, MD
Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Blvd., (11G)
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Ph: 310-268-4110
Fax: 310-268-4842
Email: theodore.hahn@va.gov

Core co-leader:
Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: aamoore@mednet.ucla.edu

Core assistant leader:
Catherine Sarkisian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Email: csarkisian@mednet.ucla.edu


The goal of the Research Career Development Core (RCDC) is to train junior faculty members to become future academic leaders in translational basic, clinical and health services research directed toward improving the independence of older persons. Related goals involve attracting new faculty from various disciplines into aging research and serving as a resource in aging education and research to the UCLA community.

Features of the RCDC include:

(1) a Career Development Award (CDA) program comprised of 4 junior faculty members and their mentorship committees in a structured interdisciplinary program that provides integrated training in translational mechanistic and outcomes research, and promotes faculty career development;

(2) an organized program of instruction to enhance the research training of all junior faculty and fellows, the latter representing our future junior faculty;

(3) a Research Development Mentorship Panel, comprised of senior faculty with a wide range of expertise, to provide junior faculty awardees with individualized interdisciplinary training in translational research and career development; and

(4) an interdisciplinary RCDC Committee to monitor the progress of RCDC awardees and assure that the RCDC contributes to the enhancement of aging-related research and training at UCLA.

CDA funding generally starts July 1 and requests for applications are announced in the winter.


Last Updated: November 21, 2006 © 2000 UCLA GeroNet