What the Trainee Chapter Offers

The American Aging Association Trainee Chapter offers numerous benefits to learners at all levels. These include the opportunity to win presentation and travel awards,  career development, and networking with other trainees and some of the world's top geroscientists and biogerontologists. 

Trainee Chapter Leadership 

Click here to meet the leadership of the AGE trainee chapter

Mitchell B. Lee, PhD Cristal M. Hill, PhD Alessandro Bitto, PhD


The AGE Trainee chapter is growing, that means more training opportunities for all and more chances to help lead the chapter!



DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 18, 2021. The NIA Summer Training Course in Experimental Aging Research is scheduled for August 30th- September 4th 2021 at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. For more information and to apply see the attached flyer.  

 GeroScience Peer Review Training Program


We’ve recently began enrolling trainees for the GeroScience Peer Review Training Program. This program provides opportunities for AGE Trainee members to conduct rigorous, critical, and ethical peer review with our society journal, GeroScience. As part of the program, you will select a peer review mentor (in most cases, your advisor, but it can be any current AGE Scientific member). You will work with your peer review mentor to produce a professional quality manuscript review. In most cases, reviews will be used for publication decisions. Trainees and mentors must be current AGE members in good standing to participate.


The AGE trainee chapter is growing numerous committees to help us promote aging research and outreach, grow and pass on opportunities for AGE Trainee members, and be the best society we can be! We are accepting trainees to join the following committees as members or Chairs:

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Join a Committee and Get Involved

Social media committee

Description: The social media committee will create and manage AGE Trainee chapter accounts on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc…). The committee will be responsible for adding content (new papers, trainee accomplishments, training and funding opportunities, etc…) and live tweeting the annual AGE meeting.


Arts and promotional materials committee

Description: The arts and promotional materials committee will develop aging and geroscience related images and solicit the greater AGE membership for age and geroscience related art. These will be shared with other committees and be part of a trainee chapter gallery of images that trainees can use in scientific presentations. The arts and promotional materials committee will also create and update brochures and informational materials that can be used for AGE marketing and outreach.


Grants, opportunities, and meetings committee

Description: The grants, opportunities, and meetings committee will compile information for AGE trainees about new grants, courses, workshops, and meetings with aging and geroscience focuses.


Diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee

Description: The diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee will develop best practices for our society regarding how to be maximally inclusive of all and promotes social awareness of issues related to systematic biases. The committee also develops outreach initiatives that seek to grow and broaden understanding of aging and geroscience research, while growing and diversifying the AGE trainee chapter.


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