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. 

View scholars testimonials at the HIGN YouTube channel.

(2017 Cohort with Faculty)


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 universitites, 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

Tracy Chippendale, PhD
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
NYU Steinhardt

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

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

Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Population Health
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Health

Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Vernice D. Ferguson Professor in Health Equity
PECASE Awardee: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Allison A. Vorderstrasse, DNSc, APRN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Director, Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research and Theory
NYU Rory Meyers 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

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

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

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Dates: July 16- July 20, 2018


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