Grantee Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, is using his recent neuroscience research to break new ground in developing therapies for memory in older adults. His work on multi-tasking in the aging brain has made headlines recently, and this new research is propelling his lab toward training brains with a video game. Dr. Adam Gazzaley is the founder of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, and an associate professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry. He is a recipient of the 2005 Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Award and a 2002 Glenn/AFAR Postdoctoral Award.
The MSTAR Program provides medical students, early in their training, with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an eight- to twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. Students may train at a National Training Center supported by the National Institute on Aging or, for a limited number of medical schools, at their own institution.