Ever wondered what it's like to work for the National Institute on Aging? Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Illuzzi has a new blog post about her NIA research job and how it differs from other opportunities available to scientists.
NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard has a new blog post about mentoring networks, funding opportunities, and support for researchers from diverse backgrounds. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior investigators, you may be especially interested in her new post.
An international group of researchers has identified 11 new genes that offer important new insights into the disease pathways involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The highly collaborative effort involved scanning the DNA of over 74,000 volunteers—the largest genetic analysis yet conducted in Alzheimer’s research—to discover new genetic risk factors linked to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of the disorder.
WHAT: “Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease” is a scientific summit bringing together 50 renowned investigators to examine how the basic biology of aging drives chronic disease. With aging known to be the single biggest risk factor for the development of non-genetic, chronic diseases, a better understanding of this interplay should open up new avenues for prevention and cures.
To 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.