Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research Summer Program

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Acceptances for our summer 2023 cohort will be sent out in March.

  • In January of 2023, 2022 PQAR student Justin Wang attended the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics: Upgrading the Pipeline from Health Data to Health Policy.
  • In January of 2023, 2022 PQAR students Angie Gonzalez, Rachel Mack and Vanessa Martinez-Lenis participated in the 2023 J- Term opportunity. Students returned to the NYC/NYU campus, where they took GPH-GU 2184: Intermediate Statistical Programming in R. Learn more about PQAR's programming here
  • The research 2021 PQAR students Jordan Harris, Michelle Hefner and Paula Lanternier conducted won first place at the 2022 APHA Occupational Health and Safety section’s best student & new researcher/practitioner competition.
  • The research 2021 PQAR students Jordan Harris, Michelle Hefner and Paula Lanternier conducted was nominated as a top 10 finalist student poster at the 2023 Gerontological Society of America conference (GSA) in the Social Research Policy and Practice section. 
  • PQAR students Joshua Bott (2022) and Bintou Koroma (2021) were nominated and invited to attend the 2022 Math Alliance: Field of Dreams conference in Minneapolis, MN. In November of 2022, Joshua attended the FOD dreams conference. 
  • In November of 2022, PQAR students Angie Gonzalez (2022) and Romy Robiellos II (2021) presented their groups' summer research project at the 5th annual ADAR Summit in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (SC-ADAR) team at the University of South Carolina. 
  • In October of 2022, 2022 PQAR students Joshua Bott, Angie Gonzalez, Valerie Lobato, Rachel Mack, Vanessa Martinez-Lenis and Lourdes S. Romañach Álvarez attended the 2022 SACNAS conference in San Juan, PR. Lourdes presented her groups' research in the undergraduate student poster section of the program. 
  • 2022 PQAR students Valerie Lobato, Lourdes S. Romañach Álvarez and Clementine Sikpe research project was accepted for the 2022 SACNAS poster session. In the summer of 2022 they worked with Dr. Anarina Murillo and MS student Emma Risner on the topic of "Examining the Association Between the ‘Southern Diet’, Socio-demographic Factors, and Obesity Status Among Women in Alabama"
  • In July of 2022, 2021 PQAR students Amir ElTabekh, Michelle Hefner, Bintou Koroma, Abner Portillo, Romy Robiellos II attended the Second Annual PQAR Symposium on Thursday, July 21, 2022. They participated on an panel discussion, where they discussed their experiences since the completion of the summer program. 
  • In June of 2022,  the research 2021 PQAR students Jordan Harris, Michelle Hefner and Paula Lanternier conducted with Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff and PhD student Gabriella Meltzer was published in the International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Read here
  • 2021 PQAR student Kristiana Jeffers virtually participated in the 2022 J-Term opportunity. She took GPH-GU 2286: Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing. Learn more about PQAR's programming here.  
  • In November of 2022, 2021 PQAR student Michelle Hefner virtually presented her groups' summer research project at the 4th annual ADAR Summit, hosted by the Cal-ADAR team at UC Berkeley. 
  • The research 2021 PQAR students Jordan Harris, Michelle Hefner and Paula Lanternier conducted was awarded at the 7th Annual NYU Langone Health Disparities Symposium! In the summer of 2021 they worked with Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff and PhD student Gabriella Meltzer on the topic of Associations Between COVID‐19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Socio‐spatial Factors in NYC Transit Workers 50 Years and Older”.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Safety Measures

The Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research summer program will be held in-person for summer 2023; however, we must remain flexible in our response to developments related to COVID-19. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members. As enrolled students in a summer program, all PQAR students coming to campus in person must adhere to University guidelines and policies.  Below are highlights of these policies as of February 2022.  More information, including updates as the pandemic evolves, can be found on NYU Returns website.  Students will also receive COVID-19-related information via NYU email and at their program orientation.

Vaccination Requirement

All members of the NYU community who will be on campus in person–students, faculty, staff, and visitors–are required to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots and must upload vaccination records to the NYU Student Health Center before the start of their program.  Students who are not compliant with the vaccination requirement will not have access to campus buildings, facilities, or NYU-sponsored events (both on and off campus), and may be de-enrolled from their program.

Students participating in an online program who will not be on campus in person at any time during the summer do not need to submit proof of vaccination.

Students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Review of exemption requests will take approximately ten business days, so please submit your request with adequate time for review. Please be advised that even if you receive an exemption, you are required to regularly upload a negative COVID-19 test result to enter NYU buildings and facilities.


Daily Screening & Mask Requirement

All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, staff, and visitors—must also complete a daily screener prior to accessing campus buildings each day. The daily screener is most easily completed on a smartphone using the NYUMobile app, but can also be completed online.  Students without smartphones may print their daily screener prior to class at printing stations on campus.

All community members are required to wear masks at all times while indoors on campus or while participating in University-sponsored activities off-campus.  


Reporting, Isolation, and Quarantine Requirements

Students, faculty, and employees with symptoms; who are officially exempted from vaccination and come in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; who receive a positive COVID-19 test regardless of vaccination status; or are diagnosed with COVID-19 must notify the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team.


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The Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research (PQAR) Summer Program is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant R25AG06793101.