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  • NIA staff honored with NIH Director’s Awards
    November 6, 2014

    Nine NIA staff recently received NIH Director’s Awards from NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins. Individuals were recognized for their superior performance and endeavors demonstrating efforts that go beyond regular duty requirements...

  • NIA Director's welcome, Fall 2014 funding update
    November 6, 2014

    NIA Director Richard J. Hodes discusses NIA's budget and two NIA events. As we close out the old fiscal year, we can now say that FY 2014 started with a whimper and ended with a bang. At the...

  • Sauma to lead NIA Planning Office
    November 6, 2014

    Dr. Samir Sauma was named director of NIA’s Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (OPAE) following the retirement of Kathie Reed in July 2014. He previously served as deputy director of the office. As deputy director, Dr....

  • Blog post - explaining your science—tips for clear communication
    November 5, 2014

    Researchers writing grants or giving presentations strive to speak and write clearly about their science. However, many researchers struggle to find those simple words. “Plain language” is a common term for communication that...

  • Alzheimer’s research news featured in fall 2014 Connections
    November 4, 2014

    The Fall 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about brain donation by African Americans and how...

  • NIA guide for primary care doctors on assessing cognitive impairment
    November 3, 2014

    Primary care physicians and their staffs are often the first healthcare professionals to see older patients with memory loss or other cognitive symptoms. These symptoms have many possible causes—some reversible, some not. To help...

  • Blog post - a meeting of the minds at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015
    November 3, 2014

    What steps do we take next to accelerate the discovery and development of effective treatments for people at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease? That is the focus of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to...

  • Recent NIA Grants (as of 10/2014)
    October 27, 2014

    Here are some of the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as mechanisms of cerebral artery dysfunction with aging, analysis of long-term care in America, improving medication...

  • Save the date for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015
    October 27, 2014

    Plan now to attend the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), February 9-10, 2015. Researchers, policymakers, advocates, and the general public are...

  • Blog post - it’s open season for the NIH Loan Repayment Program!
    October 16, 2014

    The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, and the NIA is joining with NIH to increase awareness of this important program. Loan repayment application numbers for NIH as a whole have fallen consistently over the...

  • Blog post - Musings of a newbie Scientific Review Officer (SRO)
    October 9, 2014

    What does a Scientific Review Officer (SRO) do, exactly? What do SROs work on, whom do they work with, and what are they responsible for? Kimberly Firth, a new Scientific Review Officer for NIA’s Division of Extramural Activities,...

  • Blog post – NIAGADS! We have data!
    October 1, 2014

    Are you interested in the genetics of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease? Did you know that the NIA has a database that gives you access to a broad range of genetics and genomics data? It’s called the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer...

  • Blog post – oh, what a year it was!
    September 24, 2014

    During the fiscal year 2014, NIA was affected by a number of events and challenges. As the fiscal year winds down, Dr. Robin Barr, director of the Division of Extramural Activities, looks back on the changes and surprises that occurred,...

  • Blog post - we appreciate postdocs
    September 18, 2014

    Every third week in September, the NIA celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week. This week’s blog post thanks postdocs for their vital contributions to aging research. The post, by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, a postdoc with NIA...

  • Learn about participating in Alzheimer’s research in new NIH booklet
    September 10, 2014

    Many people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s wonder how they can help combat this devastating disease. Volunteering to participate in research is one powerful way. Right now, at least 70,000 volunteers are needed for more than...

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