Remember: July 20 Applications Deadline for Grants Technical Assistance Workshop

On November 13-14, NIA will hold its 1.5-day interactive forum, the Grants Technical Assistance Workshop for Minority and Emerging Scientists and Students. During the workshop, staff and associated faculty members will present information and provide technical assistance on applying for NIA grants. Participants in the workshop, depending on career stage, will have an opportunity to make podium presentations of current or planned research projects and receive feedback from peers and NIA staff. The workshop will be held immediately before the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in San Diego, CA. Participation is by competitive application.

NIA encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in aging research and investigators committed to research careers related to minority aging issues. Applicants should be pre- and post-doctoral students or recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or related doctoral degrees; new to the NIH application process and/or embarking on an independent program of research; investigators with less than 5 years of research experience; and U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents.

Applications are due by July 20, 2012. For information and application forms, please contact Andrea Griffin-Mann at 301-496-0765 or

Join us for the NIA Symposium at the 2012 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

Interested in hearing directly from NIA leadership about current and emerging topics in aging research and funding and grants opportunities at the Institute? Want to talk with an NIA program officer? Looking to catch up with Summer Institute on Aging Research alumni?

You are cordially invited to attend the NIA Symposium, an annual training and collaborative exchange on Thursday, November 15, during the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Mark your calendars now for your opportunity to learn about NIA initiatives and mingle with NIA staff.

Call for Abstracts: Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

The 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, which will take place October 31-November 3 at the National Harbor, MD, has issued a call for abstracts. Proposals, due June 15, 2012, should reflect the broad summit theme of integrating science, policy, and practice to build a healthier society.

The summit is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, in coordination with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Abstracts will be accepted under three categories: i) integrated panel presentations, ii) oral presentations, and iii) poster presentations.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be limited to 300 words and 500 words for integrated panel proposals. Each presentation should fall under one of three tracks: Translational and Transdisciplinary Research; Capacity-Building and Infrastructure; or Outreach Partnerships, Collaborations, and Opportunities.

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