In connection with the commitment to support outstanding medical research related to geriatric medicine and aging research, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP) invites the submission of applications from mainland China for:

1) Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health Fellowship Award to support one year of training at a prominent sponsoring institution in the US for one Chinese scholar in geriatric medicine and aging research

2) Translational Research Project Award of the Irma and Paul Milstein Program for Senior Health to support one such project with potential for immediate impact on improving senior health in China.

The aim of this program is to build an enduring partnership between the United States and Asia through the training of future Chinese academic leaders, and to encourage long-term collaborations between the two regions. The fellowship award will provide support for the fellow in the amount of $60,000, accompanied by a grant of $25,000 to the hosting U.S. institution. The translational project award will provide support for the project to be conducted at applicant’s home institution in China in the amount of $50,000, and support for the U.S. partner institution in the amount of $10,000.

The 2013 Fellowship Award was given to Genxiang Mao, MD, of Zhejiang Provincial Key Lab of Geriatrics at Zhejiang Hospital, for a project entitled “A New Strategy for Delaying Cellular Senescence: Modulating Mitochondrial Biogenesis.” The Translational Research Project Award was given to Peking Union Medical College Hospital, with principal investigator Xiaohong Liu, MD, PhD, for a project entitled “Development of a Chinese At-Home Senior Care Model for Community-Dwelling Disabled Older Adults.” For this first round of MMAAP Foundation awards, Johns Hopkins University will serve as both the hosting institution for the fellow and the partner institution for the translational research project.

The 2014 award application deadline is November 1, 2013. For detailed information including application guidelines and eligibility, please visit

Click here for a Chinese language version of this announcement.

Contact: Victor Ning, Project Manager, MMAAP Foundation
Phone: 212-850-4505

SOURCE: The American Geriatrics Society