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  • Blog post - how to contact your NIA program officer
    February 19, 2014

    Researchers sometimes wonder when and how to communicate with staff at the National Institute on Aging. "I hope you’re not agonizing over whether now is the right moment or whether your message will be well received," writes Dr....

  • New to aging research? Apply to the Butler-Williams Scholars Program by March 28
    February 13, 2014

    Emerging researchers, including those with limited involvement in research on aging, are invited to apply for the next Butler-Williams Scholars Program (formerly the Summer Institute on Aging Research), to be held August 4-8, 2014, at the National...

  • Blog post - NIA budget update
    February 12, 2014

    Last month, Congress and the President finalized NIA's budget for the fiscal year. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, has a new blog post about what this means for the aging and Alzheimer's disease research community. He explains, "the...

  • Blog post - what is NIA's Office of Special Populations?
    February 5, 2014

    NIA's Office of Special Populations promotes research on health disparities, career development for a more diverse research workforce, and additional priorities. Dr. Carl V. Hill, new director of the Office of Special Populations, describes his...

  • NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
    February 4, 2014

    A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by NIA, the latest report—2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report:...

  • NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets
    February 4, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health, 10 biopharmaceutical companies and several nonprofit organizations today launched an unprecedented partnership to transform the current model for identifying and validating the most promising biological targets of...

  • Rare genetic variants may double risk for Alzheimer’s disease
    January 30, 2014

    Scientists have identified several rare but influential variants in a gene not previously linked to Alzheimer’s that may double the risk for the disease in people who carry the gene. The results of the study, led by researchers at Washington...

  • First technical assistance webinar, March 6: "Options for New Investigators"
    January 30, 2014

    "Options for New Investigators: Grant Mechanisms," the first in a series of Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the NIA Office of Special Populations was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST. The purpose of this...

  • Blog post - are impact ratings random?
    January 29, 2014

    Applicants sometimes ask us if grant reviewers can really determine which grant applications are the very best. When only a small proportion of applications can be funded, can the NIH scientific peer review process identify the very highest quality...

  • Blog post - Dr. Schlessinger on 50 years in genetics research
    January 22, 2014

    Dr. David Schlessinger shares reflections on the birth of a new science, molecular biology, and his more than 50 years in genetics research. "When I first entered my mentor Jim Watson’s office as a graduate student in ancient times (i.e...

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