A Community to Support Career Development

Advanced Research Institute (ARI) in Aging and Mental Health

The Advanced Research Institute (ARI) is a national program designed to help junior faculty and other early-stage investigators in aging and mental health transition into independent scientists (i.e., R01–level funding).

The two-year program matches participants with an external mentor, supports an annual retreat, and offers other career development resources. ARI is supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce).

Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA)

CIMA is a year-long mentoring program in the field of geriatric psychiatry focused on preparing new investigators for a successful research career.

The program includes a 5-day Summer Research Institute and 12 months of mentoring by experienced researchers in the field of geriatric psychiatry. CIMA is supported by a grant from the NIMH to Weill Cornell Medical College (R25 MH112484; PI: F. Gunning).


The Mental Health and Aging Research Network resource centers provide mentoring and career development tools to guide investigators toward becoming independent scientists and leaders in the field of mental health and aging. Supported by an NIMH grant to Dartmouth (R25 MH119050; PI: M Bruce), the resource centers are tailored to both mentors and mentees.


Tanque Verde Ranch

Tucson, AZ | Date: April 19-22, 2023

Applications for ARI 2023 are closed.


CIMA Summer Research Institute

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | July 17–21, 2022


Succeeding in Mental Health and Aging Research

Our longstanding monthly webinar series featuring members of the CIMA/ARI network who share expertise and insights on topics related to developing research careers in our field

Date: January 17, 2023

Time: 3:00 ET

Presenter: Julie Dumas, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Psychiatry
University of Vermont

Topic: How to get Promoted

Meeting ID: 950 5640 3423
Passcode: 000

ARI Grand Rounds in Mental Health and
Aging Research

A monthly (virtual) lecture series featuring ARI Scholars who share their forward-thinking research with the whole ARI/CIMA/SRI community

Date: February 7, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Courtney A. Polenick, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School

Topic: Couples Living with Early-Stage Dementia: Mutual Influences on Health and Well-Being

Meeting ID: 919 8149 6906
Passcode: 0000

Check back for upcoming topics, and visit our library of Recorded Webinars to review past topics.