IMPART T32 Training Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Award# 5T32AG049673
Director: Roger Fillingim, Ph.D & Co-Director: Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH, PhD.

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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

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).
  • 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.
  • Candidates 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)


IMPART trainees will receive two years of funding, including a stipend*, $11,850* for training-related expenses (includes health insurance), and $1,500* travel allowance.

*Per NIH NRSA guidelines, adjusted annually. Current levels: NOT-OD-21-049


If you have questions about the program, please contact Drs. Roger Fillingim ( and Yenisel Cruz-Almeida (