Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: September, 2014

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

With apologies to Dickens and to Chaplin… It is the best of times. When the dust cleared on our budget this year, the NIA was blessed with a 12.5%, $130 million increase over fiscal year... Read More
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Posted on March 19, 2014 by Davide Guerrieri, Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow, Neuroplasticity and Behavioral Unit, Laboratory of Neurosciences, Intramural Research Program.

Doing science, living abroad, and learning how to speak and think in a new language. Not so easy! But like many of you, I enjoy challenges. So, I took up all of these, all at once. I left Italy 3... Read More
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Posted on March 12, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

The application deadline is fast approaching for NIA’s prestigious summer training opportunity: the Butler-Williams Scholars Program. I hope that you’ve already applied, or have... Read More
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Posted on March 5, 2014 by Kate Nagy, Senior Public Health Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation.

While we are beginning to understand the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities through medical research, one area that needs attention is research on the health of older... Read More
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Posted on February 26, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging is holding one of its thrice yearly meetings today. Did you know you can watch online? The next meeting is on May 21, 2014, from about 8am to... Read More
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Posted on February 19, 2014 by John Haaga, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

You’ve now figured out which NIA program officer handles your kind of science. But how to get in touch? I hope you’re not agonizing over whether now is the right moment or whether your... Read More
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Posted on February 12, 2014 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Last month, the NIA got good news about our budget for fiscal year 2014: $130 million more than last year. We are grateful for this increase. It means that this year there will be more funding than... Read More
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Posted on February 5, 2014 by Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations.

Just last month, NIA-funded researchers reported on a relationship between racial discrimination and telomere length among a community sample of African American men.  Telomere length, of course... Read More
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

With paylines being what they are at NIA and NIH, we tend to hear that discriminating among applications in the narrow range of scores represented by the top 20 percent of applications reviewed by... Read More
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Posted on January 22, 2014 by David Schlessinger, NIH Distinguished Investigator and Chief, Laboratory of Genetics, Intramural Research Program.

I am grateful that the NIA blog team has offered me an opportunity to reflect briefly on 50+ years of work in molecular biology and genetics research.  Here are a few personal reflections—... Read More
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