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GBHI trains advocates for healthy aging

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) trains international health providers as leaders, advocates, and key stakeholders in the shared fight against dementia. This program will prepare individuals to put research knowledge into practice. All participants develop skills needed in leadership, communications, health economics, and policy, built on a foundation of brain health science and evidence.

The driving goal of GBHI is to develop and mentor outstanding individuals to become leaders who will have a long-lasting impact on dementia prevention in their communities across the world. GBHI seeks individuals who want to bridge the gap between neuroscience and public health with respect to dementia prevention.

The program is designed to train leaders from any discipline, provided the individual possesses the skill, compassion, and drive to be a force of change in brain health. Trainees can work at UCSF, Trinity, or both. As GBHI matures, trainees may learn at academic sites around the world. At least one-half of scholars and fellows will come from outside the US and Ireland, with initial emphasis on Latin America and the Mediterranean. Applicants from around the world who exhibit outstanding potential for this training will be considered.

  • The Atlantic Fellows at GBHI Program is a two-year training in brain health, leadership, and dementia prevention to transform local communities around the world. Atlantic Fellows train at UCSF or Trinity, then return to their home regions with career-duration mentoring, access to pilot funds, and an international network of colleagues collaborating to drive a common mission.
  • The GBHI Scholars Program is an innovative 3- to 12-month training program that focuses on providing brain health experiences to a broad array of promising leaders from several environments, among them business people, lawyers, journalists, filmmakers, artists, and others. Trainees will have opportunities to work at UCSF, TCD, or both, or at emerging GBHI hubs around the world. All fellows’ and scholars’ work will emphasize the local and global health inequities to be addressed by practitioners and policymakers.

Key Dates for Atlantic Fellows at GBHI Program

Application process currently closed

June 2017 – Expressions of interest open for 2018

September 2017 – Invitations for full applications

October 2017 – Applications due

November 2017 – Interviews

January 2018 – Fellows selected


Key Dates for Scholars Program

Open – Expression of Interest form

January 2017 – Invitations for full applications

February 2017 – Applications due

March 2017 – Interviews

April 2017 – Scholars selected


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