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  • NIH to host October 2013 geroscience summit
    June 3, 2013

    On October 30–31, the NIH, with support from the Alliance for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America, will host “Advances in Geroscience: Impacts on Healthspan and Chronic Disease.” The scientific conference,...

  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 3, 2013

    Welcome to another issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR. Since the last issue in February, a lot has been happening at the NIA and the NIH. I invite you to read SOAR for the latest policies, programs, and events. Specifically, let me...

  • Recent NIA meetings, workshops
    May 29, 2013

    Second Meeting of Reversibility Network, Bethesda, MD – February 26-27, 2013 This meeting explored the applicability of two concepts from the developmental literature to considerations of midlife reversibility of early-established persistent...

  • NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
    May 29, 2013

    The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary research goal is aimed at finding a way “to prevent and...

  • Memorial Butler lecture features studies in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
    May 29, 2013

    Family, friends, colleagues, and the NIH scientific community celebrated the life of the NIA’s founding director May 8 at the Dr. Robert N. Butler Memorial Lecture. The lecture, part of the prestigious NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon...

  • At the intersection of arts and aging
    May 29, 2013

    Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or tap...

  • Singleton, neurogenetics lab featured in NIH publication
    May 29, 2013

    Dr. Andrew Singleton, director of NIA’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics and branch chief of its Molecular Genetics Section, was recently featured in The Catalyst, the newsletter of the NIH Intramural Research Program. The article offers a...

  • Population Association honors Hodes
    May 29, 2013

    On April 12, the Population Association of America (PAA) announced that NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes had been awarded the PAA Excellence in Public Service Award. Created in 2008, the award honors federal, state, and local policy makers and staff...

  • Go4Life Update
    May 29, 2013

    Go4Life® en español Go4Life, NIA’s national exercise and physical activity campaign encourages Americans 50 and older to fit exercise and physical activity into daily life. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, safety...

  • NIA supports studies of health needs of LGBT community
    May 29, 2013

    As the American population ages, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals ages 65 and older is also increasing. However, we know surprisingly little about unique health issues and needs that may pertain to this group...

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