Advanced Research Fellowship Opportunities

For fellows interested in pursuing a research career, there are multiple research training opportunities including a 2-year advanced fellowship through the VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics program, a 2-year advanced fellowship through a NIH-funded NRSA T32 primary care fellowship that can lead to a Master's degree, or a 3-4 year advanced fellowship through the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program leading to a PhD.

These research fellowships provide the opportunity to spend protected time learning proper research methods by taking full advantage of the expertise and resources of the Graduate Schools at UCLA as well as our renowned UCLA Geriatric Medicine research faculty. These research fellowships begin after completion of the one-year clinical fellowship.

VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics

The VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics provides 2 -3 years of support for fellows to pursue interests in research. The fellowship accepts 1 new fellow each year and requires that the fellow have a research mentor and research plan but gives fellows and their mentors broad flexibility in the design of the plans. Recent fellows have engaged in research in the following areas: Geriatric Oncology, Disparities in Health in Minority Populations, and Utility of Medicare Quality Improvement Measures in Improving Health Care Outcomes. Fellows also serve as attendings on our VA inpatient Acute Geriatrics Team for 4 weeks a year to sharpen their skills in leading an interdisciplinary Geriatrics team.

Meet Our Advanced Fellows

Ebony King, MD

Ebony King, MD

Dr. King is an advanced fellow in the VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics program. Her research focuses on potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly African American and Latino communities in Los Angeles with long-term project goals focusing on developing tools to assist with identification of application of PIM guidelines.

David Lee, MD

David Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is a NRSA and STAR Fellow at UCLA. His research focuses on complexities of care among vulnerable populations including frail older adults and persons living with dementia. He will receive a PhD from the School of Public Health with a focus on Organizational Behavior and Implementation Science.