IMPART T32 Training Program

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 # 5T32AG049673

About the program

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 positive psychology treatment and outcomes

Mentors

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.

Primary Mentors

Stephen Anton
Department: MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Stephen Anton Ph.D.

Mark D Bishop
Department: HP-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Mark D Bishop

Sara N Burke
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Sara N Burke

Ronald A Cohen, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Ronald A Cohen, Ph.D.

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida Ph.D., MSPH

Natalie Ebner
Department: LS-PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL

Natalie Ebner

Roger B Fillingim
Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Roger B Fillingim

Thomas C Foster
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Thomas C Foster

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh
Department: MD-AGING/ GERIATRIC RES-OTHER

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh Ph.D.

Debra Lyon
Department: NR-EXECUTIVE ASO DEAN

Debra Lyon PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN

Todd Manini
Department: MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Todd Manini Ph.D.

Christopher R McCurdy
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Christopher R McCurdy Ph.D., F.A.A.P.S. 

Lance McMahon, Jr
Department: Pharmacodynamics

Lance McMahon, Jr Ph.D., M.S.

Catherine Price
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Catherine Price Ph.D., ABPP-cn

Joseph L Riley, III
Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Joseph L Riley, III

Mike E Robinson
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Mike E Robinson Ph.D.

Kimberly Sibille
Department: MD-AGING-CLINICAL RESEARCH

Kimberly Sibille Ph.D.

Roland Staud
Department: MD-RHEUMATOLOGY

Roland Staud M.D., F.A.C.P.,

Patrick J Tighe
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

Patrick J Tighe MD, MS

Diana Wilkie
Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science

Diana Wilkie PhD, RN, FAAN

Adam J Woods, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Adam J Woods, Ph.D.

Developmental Mentors

Emily Bartley
Department: DN-COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

Emily Bartley

AST PROF
Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

Jeff Boissoneault, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health
Ellen L Terry
Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science

Ellen L Terry Ph.D.

AST PROF
Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei
Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy

Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Henry W Young, II
Department: MD-EMERGENCY MED-AED

Henry W Young, II M.D., FACEP

Assistant Residency Program Director; Clinical Assistant Professor

Training 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 appointment, trainees must have received a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DMD, DDS, DVM).
  • 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 Statment describing research interest and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation

Interested in our program?

Submit all 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