Spotlight on Aging Research

September 2013 | E-alert sign-up
 News and Notes from the National Institute on Aging


NIA Director's welcome, funding update

Welcome to Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR NIA’s electronic update on Institute and NIH activities. In addition to providing the latest on budget and funding, SOAR features scientific priorities, highlights research findings, presents funding opportunities, and more.

Feature articles

Aging with HIV: Responding to an emerging challenge

People 50+ make up 17 percent of new cases of HIV infection. NIA supports critical research in this area.

NIH seeking strategies for multiple chronic conditions in older people

Find what NIA studies address the challenge of treating people with multiple chronic conditions.

A conversation with…Dr. Neil Buckholtz

NIA's Division of Neuroscience chief talks about progress in Alzheimer’s, neuroscience research.

The dilemma of delirium in older patients

Find out what NIA is doing to better recognize and treat delirium in older patients.
National plan to address Alzheimer's Disease

NAPA update

Learn about the latest activities under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.

Research highlights, press releases

Read all about it! Recent findings from NIA supported, conducted research are highlighted.

NIA happenings

Catch up with updates on staff awards, meetings, upcoming initiatives, and other news.

Funding news

Looking for current funding opportunities? Check here for a list of NIA funding opportunities and announcements. A list of recently awarded NIA grants is also available. In addition, each of NIA's four extramural research divisions offers guidance about the scientific focus of their programs, as well as funding opportunities in their specific research areas. Find information on studies in: biology, social and behavioral aspects of aging, geriatrics and clinical gerontology, and neuroscience (including Alzheimer’s disease).

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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging