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Valay Shah, Ph.D.

Title: Neural Correlates of Mobility Impairments in Aging Adults. For his fellowship, Dr. Shah will use functional MRI to study brain activation patterns of walking. To do this, he will use a motor imagery protocol (imagined walking) that has demonstrated parallel neural substrates to physical task execution. He will compare…

Erika Pilner, Ph.D.

Title: Efficacy of Balance Training with Visual Occlusions. Walking requires integration of sensory information, computational processing, and motor output response (referred hereafter as the neuromechanical components). Deficits in any of these neuromechanical components with aging can increase fall risk. To combat aging effects on mobility and reduce fall risk, researchers…

Commitment to Diversity

The TRAM program is committed to a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and respectful to all. We believe that diverse racial and ethnic scientists and those with disabilities enhance scientific inquiry to holistically meet our challenge of preserving mobility over the lifespan. We cultivate trainees to become future leaders who…

Fellows

FELLOW Brianne Borgia, Ph.D. Dr. Brianne Borgia’s research focuses on lower extremity gait mechanics, the prevention of injuries in an aging population, and the extrinsic factors, such as footwear,…

Structure and Committees

The University of Florida boasts a diverse, interactive and productive mobility and aging research community. The training faculty for the TRAM Program are grouped into two primary clusters, based on research focus and expertise: 1) the Aging Research Cluster; and 2) the Mobility Research Cluster. Faculty are then grouped into…

Faculty

Aging & geriatric research Stephen Anton, PhD Lifestyle-based & alternative treatment modalities to address metabolic conditions associated with aging…

Eligibility and Application

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, starting June 1st. The University of Florida Translational Aging and Mobility (TRAM) T32 Training program is seeking PhD, MD, PhD/MD, or related areas to conduct research focused on addressing mobility impairments in late-life. TRAM fellows will join a diverse team of scientists and…

Benefits

The program couples training on both aging and mobility.TRAM capitalizes our tremendous success transitioning our junior scholars in our Older Americans Independence Center and CTSI KL2 programs into independent scientists and the new training resources recently added by the UF RCMAR and American Heart Association Center awards.Co-mentoring or mosaic mentoring is at…

Graduate spotlight

In August, Guanming Chen graduated with her Ph.D. in medical sciences with a concentration in health outcomes.