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MSTAR Program

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program

Program Co-Director: Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, MD, Associate Professor
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MSTAR Scholars for summer 2011 with MSTAR program director, Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Reilly (center).

The Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program is a collaboration among three leading research institutions in aging: the University of Pittsburgh, the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The three sites were selected for this national program based on the impressive strength of their aging research programs, successful and supportive mentors, and their enthusiasm for work with medical students.

The 8-12 week summer MSTAR program combines an individualized mentored research project with group sessions focused on common issues in aging research and informal sessions about medical careers.  Students also have the option to participate in clinical and community programs.

As a capstone to the summer program, each student prepares a final abstract and power point presentation of their work and all join in an informal social gathering with students, mentors, and friends.  Students submit abstracts to the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in December and receive funding to attend the meeting.
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ACCOLADES: 2008 MSTAR Scholar, Chris Dwyer (R), with San Antonio MSTAR co-director, Dr. Sandra Sanchez-Reilly (L). Chris Dwyer's poster received the Basic Science Award at the annual scientific meeting of the American Geriatrics Society held in December 2008. [For more photo clips of MSTAR Scholars, see PDF at right "MSTAR 2008 AGS meeting"].
2008 MSTAR Scholar, Chris Dwyer also has been invited to present his work, Analysis of Aging Mouse Strains to Discover Genes Associated with Differences in Locomotor Function During Aging at the International association of Geriatrics and Gerontology World Congress, which will take place in Paris in July 2009.  Chris Dwyer's mentor on this project is Randy Strong, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. 

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