Jinjiao Wang Chosen for Fellowship Focused on Aging, Mental Health
By Patrick Broadwater
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:24 PM
Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been named a fellow at the Research Career Institute in the Mental Health of Aging (CIMA). She is one of 25 scholars from across the country chosen to participate in the yearlong mentoring program sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University.
CIMA is designed to promote the research careers of talented junior faculty and post-residency and postdoctoral fellows interested in aging and mental health. The program aims to help scholars clarify their research focus, develop and maintain a record of research productivity, and acquire mentorship and support needed for a career based on competitive funding. It pairs scholars with mentors and provides a web-based infrastructure to support offsite mentoring, professional networking, and the excange of information.
The program also feaures a five-day intensive summer workshop with mid-career and senior NIH-funded investigators to be held July 16-20 at Vanderbilt.
Wang, who earned her PhD in nursing science from Columbia University, did a postdoctoral research fellowship in gerontological nursing at Vanderbilt before joining the UR School of Nursing in 2017. Her research focuses on improving the care for geriatric syndromes, such as frailty and depression, among older community-dwelling adults through home health-delivered interventions.