IMPART Training Grant

Integrative and Multidisciplinary Pain and Aging Research Training (IMPART)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) 
National Institute on Aging
Award #

The IMPART Program provides research training for postdoctoral fellows interested in pain and aging research.  IMPART is an NIA-funded postdoctoral training program and represents a partnership between the UF Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE) and the UF Institute on Aging (IOA).  The training program includes required and elective coursework, mentored research experiences, training in manuscript and grant writing, and additional career development opportunities. We have a highly accomplished cadre of mentors with a broad range of interests, including (but not limited to):

  • Age-Related Influence on Pain Modulation
  • Interactions between Pain and Cognitive Function in Aging
  • Reciprocal Relationships between Pain and Mobility in Aging
  • Osteoarthritis and other Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions
  • Brain Imaging Approaches to the Study of Pain and Aging
  • Clinical Interventions for Age-related Pain Conditions
  • Resilience and treatment outcomes

Each postdoctoral fellow will be supported for between 1 and 3 years, and will work closely with a primary mentor and a mentoring team.  We also have a group of developmental mentors who will participate actively as Co-Mentors and members of mentoring teams.  More information on our Primary and Developmental Mentors can be found by clicking on the names below.

Primary Mentor
Developmental Mentor
Stephen Anton Kyle Allen
Mark Bishop Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
Ronald Cohen Kimberly Sibille
Roger Fillingim Patrick Tighe
Tom Foster Adam Woods
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh Emily Bartley
Debra Lyon
Todd Manini
Catherine Price
Joseph Riley
Michael Robinson
Roland Staud
Diana Wilkie

Trainee Requirements: We seek candidates interested in pain and aging research across the entire transitional continuum, including basic science, mechanistic human studies, clinical intervention studies and epidemiological and implementation research. By the date of appointment, trainees must have received a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DMD, DDS, DVM).

To qualify for appointment to this training grant, the candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a permanent resident (i.e. possess a Green Card or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident).  Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable.

Application Process: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  To apply, the candidate should submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement describing research interests and goals
  • Three letters or recommendation

Address applications or inquiries to:

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
Distinguished Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry
Director, UF Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence
2004 Mowry Road, CTRB Room 3216
PO Box 100404
Gainesville, FL 32610-0404