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.


Graylyn Conference Center

Winston Salem, NC | Date: April 21-24, 2021

Applications for ARI 2021 are closed.


University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA | July 12–17

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: March 16, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Amy L. Byers, PhD, MPH
Research Health Science Specialist, SFVA
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California, San Francisco

Topic: Publish or Perish: Tips and Tricks and Moving Beyond Perfection

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: March 2, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Jennifer Bethell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
University of Toronto

Topic: Social Connection in Long-Term Care Homes: A Review of Published Research

Meeting ID: 919 8149 6906
Passcode: 0000

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