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Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center Training Opportunities

The ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness develops and disseminates trainings for researchers, providers, and consumers with serious mental illness and their family members.

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Trainings for providers serving people with serious mental illness.

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Trainings for consumers with serious mental illness and their family members and caregivers

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Our Research Trainees

A key goal of the Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center is to expand the group of transdisciplinary researchers studying strategies to improve physical health and longevity among the population with serious mental illness. The Center’s Training Core includes training and mentorship opportunities for trainees with interest in this area.

Featured Trainee

Maria Grajeda

Maria Grajeda Maria was recently accepted into the Diversity Doctoral Program (DDP), a post-baccalaureate component of the Johns Hopkins initiative for careers in Science and Medicine. As part of the program she will be assisting with ALACRITY Center projects under the mentorship of Dr. Gail Daumit. She recently earned her BS in Biochemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She was born and raised in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Maria has previously worked in a structural biochemistry lab at UTEP where she explored the point mutations of Hsp27 that cause neurodegenerative diseases. She was also part of the 2019 summer internship program at Johns Hopkins, under the mentorship of Dr. David Kass and explored the role of TSC2 serine 1365 in an acute model of cardiac ischemia (IS) and ischemia-reperfusion (IR). Maria is passionate about pursuing a career in medicine and is excited to be a part of the ALACRITY team!

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