Health Disparities

Blog post - women of color and career advancement

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Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Aging, relates how her own experiences encouraged her to get involved in the Women of Color Research Network at NIH.

NIA Administrative Supplement Now Available

The NIA Office of Special Populations - in collaboration with each NIA Division - is pleased to offer Administrative Supplements for Aging Research on Health Disparities. These one year awards are designed to support promising research that addresses disparities in aging and health.

Blog post - applications due March 28: Butler-Williams Scholars Program

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The March 28, 2014 application deadline is fast approaching for NIA’s summer training opportunity: the Butler-Williams Scholars Program.

Blog post - NIA's support of LGBT research

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Researchers know relatively little about the health of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. When it comes to research on aging, these communities are significantly under-studied. In a new blog post, Kate Nagy of NIA's Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation describes NIA and NIH activities and funding opportunities for health research with these groups.

New to aging research? Apply to the Butler-Williams Scholars Program by March 28

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 Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD.

Sponsored by NIA, the 5-day program will explore research design relative to aging, including issues relevant to racial/ethnic minorities and health disparities. The agenda will include:

Dr. Carl V. Hill becomes new Director, NIA Office of Special Populations

Dr. Carl V. Hill, P h D, M P HTo lead efforts addressing health disparities in biomedical research and its workforce, the National Institute on Aging is pleased to welcome Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H. Hill joins NIA as the new Director of the Office of Special Populations.

Webinar on "What Your Advisor Never Told You About Getting Funded"

“What Your Advisor Never Told You About Getting Funded” is the second in a series of Grants Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Special Populations, in collaboration with the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of The Gerontological Society of America. The grant writing webinar is scheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

2014 NIA Diversity Supplement program update

Due to the overwhelming number of applications and limited availability of funds, the NIA Diversity Disability/Re-entry Supplement program will not accept applications posted electronically or via email on or after May 27, 2014. Electronic applications for the 2015 fiscal year can be submitted beginning September 30, 2014.

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