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NIHSeniorHealth - Information on Participating in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect or treat disease, and many of today’s medical treatments are possible because of what clinical trials have found. Participants in trials have made these scientific breakthroughs possible. Thousands of volunteers -- people with specific diseases or conditions and healthy people of all ages and racial and ethnic groups -- are needed for trials and studies going on now or in the future. See what’s involved in a clinical trial and find out about the benefits and risks, as well as the safeguards.

To learn more, check out the Tip Sheet, “Clinical Trials and Older People” or visit these websites: Clinical Trials.gov and NIH Clinical Research Trials and You.

The information on Participating in Clinical Trials was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at NIH.

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Job Position Available: Research Data Base Manager

At UConn Health's Center on Aging, this position independently manages, oversees and helps grow data management and analysis efforts to ongoing clinical, translational and population based health research efforts.

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Postdoctoral Researcher – Genomic Epidemiology or Bio-Informatics of Aging

Overview
The University of Connecticut Center on Aging is developing an ambitious program studying genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic factors in aging and age-related conditions, in collaboration with the co-sited Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. We are recruiting an epidemiologist or biostatistician to engage in both methodological and collaborative research in the analysis and integration of high dimensional genetics and genomics data. We aim to elucidate the role of genomic and environmental markers in the development of age-related conditions, primarily in humans. Fellow will have opportunities to participate in large collaborative genomic epidemiologic studies, plus more focused local studies using pioneering genomics approaches.

The Melzer/Kuchel genomic epidemiology of aging research group at UCHC Center on Aging work closely with the co-sited Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT and partners internationally. The appointee will also work in close collaboration with Professor Melzer’s research team at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, which has an established program of similar work.

Qualifications
Applicants should have Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in statistics or biostatistics or other quantitative areas. Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in, for example, R and/or C. The position is available immediately and for up to three years.

For more information on the research program and to apply please email resume and cover letter to:

Professor David Melzer at Melzer@uchc.edu, D.melzer@exeter.ac.uk and
Professor George Kuchel at kuchel@uchc.edu

 

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2015 Summer Geriatric Conference Schedule

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2015 - 2016 Grand Rounds Schedule

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