HIGN Interprofessional Summer Research Scholars

The 21st Annual Summer Scholars program is a week-long, intensive, summer seminar held at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing in partnership with faculty from the NYU Silver School of Social Work and NYU School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. This program is open to doctorally prepared nurses, physicians, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals. It is an in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized geriatric researchers.


  • Completed accredited doctoral degree
  • Affiliation with a university, healthcare institution, public health organization or health related government entity
  • Demonstrated potential for outstanding research in areas such as chronic disease management or healthy aging
  • Recommendation from a senior faculty member or healthcare administrator


  • To foster successful programs in gerontological research with significant implications for practice
  • To assist in the refinement of a program of innovative research
  • To hone specific research skills
  • To gain a competitive edge for funding

Program Elements:

Engage in scientific discourse and critical analysis of scholars’research aims, significance and innovation through small group discussions with expert interprofessional faculty
Improve grantmanship, knowledge and skills through presentation by experts in the field

Faculty featuring the following:

Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director, HIGN
Professor of Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of

Ab Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, FPCN
Associate Director, HIGN
Associate Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Bei Wu, PhD
Director for Research, HIGN
Director, Global Health & Aging Research
Dean’s Professor in Global Health, NYU Rory Meyers College of

Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS, FACP
Director, Freedman Research Program, Aging & Cognition
Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research
NYU School of Medicine

Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, University of South Florida College of Nursing

Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD
Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Relations
Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education
Professor and Chair, NYU College of Dentistry

For more information, please email: hign.scholars@nyu.edu

More Information

Dates: July 16- July 20, 2018


Registration deadline by 6/1-$1,600
Includes breakfast & lunch each day
$250 deposit required to hold seat