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 an intensive 3 day 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.


Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center

Princeton, NJ | Date: April 17-20, 2024

Applications for ARI 2024 are due November 1, 2023.


CIMA Virtual Research Institute

Virtual | October 2-4, 2023

Applications for CIMA 2023 are due September 4, 2023.

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: February 20, 2024

Time: 3:00 ET

Presenter: Brent Forester, MD, MSc.Dr.
Frances S. Arkin Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine Psychiatrist in Chief and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center
Director of Behavioral Health, Tufts Medicine
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital

Topic: Principles and Practice of Negotiation in
Academic Medicine: How to do what you want and get paid for it

Meeting ID: 954 8139 7984
Passcode: 0000

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 5, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm ET

Presenter: Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences
Duke School of Medicine
Durham VA Healthcare System

Topic: The intersection of ADRD and mental illness: challenges for clinical practice and research

Meeting ID: 954 8139 7984
Passcode: 0000

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