GBHI provides innovative training, networking and support to emerging leaders

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The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI provides innovative training in brain health, leadership, and dementia prevention to a broad array of promising leaders from various professions, including medicine, science, business, law, journalism, social science, and the arts. Through their work, fellows are expected to emphasize local and global health inequities that need to be addressed by practitioners and policymakers, with the goal of transforming local communities around the world.

Atlantic Fellows will join the program for 12 months* and have a base at the University of California, San Francisco or Trinity College Dublin. A core curriculum of weekly courses in economics, epidemiology, law and ethics, leadership, neuroscience, public policy, and statistics constitutes part of the experience. They also have opportunities to work with individuals with cognitive disorders. Fellows engage in projects aimed at advancing brain health through the Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders, supported by GBHI, the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Society UK. Through intensive mentoring, fellows are guided in the development of their projects, careers, leadership, policy change, and impact on brain health.

After their training, fellows return to their home communities to implement their projects and newly acquired knowledge. They continue to have access to career-duration mentoring, pilot funds, and an international network of colleagues collaborating to drive a common mission. Fellows should be passionate advocates for older individuals—healthy and impaired, demonstrate the ability to ask questions that cut across disciplines, adapt to different cultural contexts, and lead change throughout their careers. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in past activities, the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, and have strong regional support that assures smooth transition back into local programs. Up to 40 positions will be filled annually.

The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs, which together create a global community to advance fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.

Through the program, all Fellows are provided with:

  • A customizable 12-month* experience with a base at University of California, San Francisco or Trinity College Dublin.

  • One-to-one mentoring.

  • Teaching on health economics, leadership, ethics, policy, brain health, and dementia, among other topics.

  • Observation and participation in clinical cases.

  • Access to competitively awarded funds for pilot projects that could be completed in their home country upon completion of the fellowship.

  • Access to a network of researchers, clinicians, and policy makers for career-length mentoring and communication.

  • A living allowance during the course of their training.

* Please be advised that the standard duration of the Fellowship is a 12-months. If you would like to exceptionally be considered for a 6-month training experience, you will need to provide additional justification in the application.