Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: December, 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Identifying the genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is of course no easy task. From among the thousands of gene candidates in the human genome, we need to determine... Read More
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Posted on December 10, 2014 by Marcel Salive, Program Officer, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

The NIA has long been interested in understanding the role of aging on the development and progression of specific chronic diseases. More recently, we’ve begun to try to understand why two or... Read More
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Posted on December 3, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We announced interim paylines on our funding policy site the other day. When you read that we are funding to the 5th percentile for research grants, and to a score of 14 on career awards and only... Read More
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Posted on November 19, 2014 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Every week, the NIA blog brings you important information on funding, grants, scientific resources, and other topics of interest to researchers. Have a question you’d like us to cover? Let us... Read More
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Posted on November 12, 2014 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Like many other Institutes at NIH, the NIA assesses and updates its research directions every few years. This exercise is an important one, resulting in a Strategic Directions document that helps set... Read More
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Posted on November 5, 2014 by Vicky Cahan, Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

You’re preparing a poster to present at a scientific symposium. You have an interview with a reporter about a recent publication. You’re at a family reunion and your aunt asks what you... Read More
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Posted on October 29, 2014 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Determining the best way forward in Alzheimer’s disease research is as challenging and complicated as the disorder itself. My dedicated staff in the Division of Neuroscience oversees and... Read More
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Posted on October 22, 2014 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

If life begins after 40, then NIA is poised to celebrate our move into middle age! In a special session at this year’s Gerontological Society of America (GSA) meeting in Washington, D.C., NIA... Read More
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Posted on October 15, 2014 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

It’s that time of year again! The application period for the NIH Loan Repayment Program is open, as it is every fall, and NIA is one of a number of institutes joining with NIH to increase... Read More
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Posted on October 8, 2014 by Kimberly Firth, Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities.

Have you ever seen that old-time vaudeville act where the guy spins plates on tall poles? Well, that’s a little of the way it feels to be a new Scientific Review Officer, or SRO, at the NIH.... Read More
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