HIGN Interprofessional Summer Research Scholars

The 22nd annual Summer Scholars program is a week-long, intensive, interprofessional seminar offered by the Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing (HIGN)  at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Focused on research related to the aging population, the program is led by geriatric experts from HIGN and includes faculty from the disciplines of social work, medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other professional programs.  This in-depth mentoring experience with nationally recognized geriatric researchers is open to any healthcare professional interested in advancing a research track in the area of gerontology. Many of our past participants have gone on to be awarded NIH and other prestigious funding. 


(2018 Cohort with Faculty Members)


  • Engage in scientific discourse and critical analysis of scholars’research aims, significance and innovation through expert presentations, small group discussions with interprofessional faculty 
  • Improve grantmanship, knowledge and skills
  • Different tracks for domestic and international attendees


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


  • Doctorally-prepared researchers, clinicians, and educators from universities, healthcare institutions, public health organizations and government entities.
  • Demonstrated potential for conducting research in chronic disease management, palliative care or aging related fields.


Up to 20 scholars are chosen by a competitive application process on a rolling basis


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

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

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


View scholars testimonials at the HIGN YouTube channel.     

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

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Dates: July 8 - July 12, 2019


Application deadline by 6/1-$1,600

Includes breakfast & lunch each day

$250 deposit required to hold seat