Strategic Directions Appendices
Appendix 1: NIA Organizational Chart
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Appendix 2: Setting Strategic Directions
This document was developed over approximately eighteen months (beginning in June 2018) by staff in the NIA Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation (OPAE). The process began with a series of meetings with senior institute staff to review the existing Strategic Directions, discuss advances in science, and brainstorm potential new priorities to be outlined in the new document. These meetings were followed by presentations at several conferences, including the Gerontological Society of America national conference in November 2018, to encourage members of the scientific community to contribute their insights to the process.
A cornerstone of the process was a Request for Information (RFI) that NIA issued in November 2018. The RFI was spotlighted on the NIA blog and on social media, and between these mechanisms we received thoughtful responses from over 20 organizations, researchers, and community members. This valuable input informed the development of new content for the current document.
OPAE staff used all these sources, along with internal assessments and evaluations, to draft the current document. The document then underwent several rounds of internal review as well as final review by the National Advisory Committee on Aging.