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Applications due March 28: Butler-Williams Scholars Program


Posted by Gerry on Mar 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
What are the qualifications one must have to be elegible for this program? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Carl Hill on Mar 13, 2014 - 8:44 am
Gerry, applicants must hold a doctoral degree. More information can be found in the "Who Should Apply?" section of this page: http://www.nia.nih.gov/about/events/2013/butler-williams-scholars-program-2014.

Posted by Leonard Hayflick on Mar 19, 2014 - 2:50 pm
At the request of Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH), I provide here a brief and incomplete history of what has been variously called “The Summer Institute on the Biology of Aging”, The Summer Institute on Aging”, “Summer Institute” and more recently the “NIA Butler-Williams (BW) Scholars Program.” >>> Regardless of the evolution of these names they all have in common a course usually held in the summer that is intended to attract young investigators or established investigators who are interested in learning about the field of gerontology, biogerontology or aspects of what is commonly called research on aging. >>> The present course is evolved from the course first held in the mid 1960’s when I was Professor of Medical Microbiology at Stanford University. The “Summer Course on Aging” (as it was called then) was held at an auditorium on the Stanford campus. It was sponsored by the Adult Development and Aging Branch of the NICCHD. This branch later became the nucleus of the NIA. The NICHHD officer in charge of the Summer Course on Aging was Gabe Maletta (later Dr. Gabe Maletta) who is presently retired in Minnesota. I was the local organizer and sponsor and I worked closely with Dr. Maletta. During the first few summers in which this course was held at Stanford, the instructors included, Carlton Gajdusek, Alex Comfort, Christian De Duve, Bernard Strehler, Albert Lansing, Dennis Harman, John Maynard Smith, Morris Rockstein, George Sacher, Nathan Shock, Marott Sinex, and many others. I recall that one subsequent course in which I was invited to speak was held In San Diego and later at a conference center in Virginia. I spoke at several more of these summer conferences on aging. L. Hayflick March, 2014

Posted by Munazzahr on Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 pm
Can we apply for this program for online course as currently I am residing in Saudi Arabia and want to utilize training online?