The CADRC is training the next generation of investigators and physician researchers interested in aging and neurodegeneration. Our Research Education Component program links new investigators to mentors to develop individualized training plans that will help them advance their knowledge and skills in the aging and neurodegeneration research field and guide them towards developing their own successful research programs. Our aim is to promote a highly collaborative research environment among young basic scientists and physicians. To accomplish this, the physician trainees work directly with basic scientist mentors and develop individual projects with the goal of obtaining grant funding. The basic scientist trainees learn to secure their own grant funding under the supervision of an established researcher. They also complete additional training courses and hands-on clinical observations with physicians for experiential training linking patient care and translational research. This unique bilateral approach ensures there will be a strong core of future researchers in the Cleveland area. Please contact the REC administrator REC@ClevelandADRC.org for more information.