Research and Funding

Division of Extramural Activities

Applications for Intervention Studies on Effects of Androgens in Older Men

Background

NIA is developing plans for clinical trials of testosterone therapy in older men on the recommendation of a recent Institute of Medicine report, Testosterone and Aging: Clinical Research Directions. This report recommends that testosterone trials be coordinated through a cooperative agreement to produce a common core data set maximizing the information obtained from different studies.

NIA Policy

  1. NIA will issue a solicitation for proposals for testosterone clinical trials in late 2004, with anticipated funding in 2005. To use resources effectively, NIA may decline to accept investigator-initiated proposals for androgen intervention studies. This applies to initial and revised applications for new grants, competing renewals, and competing supplements. 
  2. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made on a case-by-case basis. Researchers who are considering submission of investigator-initiated grant applications for androgen intervention studies in older men are strongly encouraged to contact NIA staff before preparing an application.
  3. Some applications for androgen intervention studies in older men may be assigned to NIH Institutes or Centers other than NIA. Investigators submitting applications on this topic and desiring their primary assignment to be to another NIH Institute or Center should contact these organizations.

NIA Staff Contacts

For more information on topics other than cognitive or neurological outcomes, contact:

Sergei Romashkan, M.D., Ph.D.
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Gateway Building, Room 525A
Bethesda,MD20892-9205
Phone: 301-435-3047
romashks@nia.nih.gov

For more information on cognitive and neurological outcomes, contact:

Steve Snyder, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Gateway Building, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD, 20892-9205
Phone: 301-496-9350
snyderd@nia.nih.gov