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Director's Regional Meeting 2020 Registration

The 2020 NIA Director’s Regional Meeting will be held virtually December 7, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT (10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET). The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on existing opportunities for research and training, technical assistance in grant writing, advice on the design of new research proposals, and to facilitate recruitment of a diverse cohort of students and investigators to aging and health disparities research.

As an offering of the NIA Office of Special Populations, researchers with an interest in health disparities research are encouraged to attend. Persons from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and women are always encouraged to attend NIH supported activities.

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Collection of this information is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 241. The primary use of this information is to 1) identify candidates for clinical and research fellow, clinical elective, and other training positions, and 2) maintain a permanent record for historical and reference use of those individuals who have received clinical research training at the National Institutes of Health. This information may be disclosed to researchers for research training purposes, to hospitals and other healthcare institutions seeking verification of training for physicians who trained in NIH clinical programs and in response to Congressional inquiries. Submission of this information is voluntary, however, in order for us to accept you as a potential Clinical and Research Fellow, Dental/Medical Student, Postbac/Postdoc Researcher, Summer Intern, or other student seeking an opportunity in an NIH training program, you should complete all fields.

Business Mailing Address:
Number of years experience in aging research:
Number of years experience in health disparities research:

Research Divisions & Contacts

Extramural research at the National Institute on Aging is directed by divisions. Learn more about each research division below:

Division of Aging Biology

The Division of Aging Biology (DAB) promotes and supports research and training on the molecular, cellular, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying normal aging and age-related pathologies. The objective of DAB-funded research is to elucidate the basic biochemical, genetic, and physiological mechanisms underlying the process of aging and age-related changes in humans and in animal models of human aging. This includes investigations of the gradual or programmed alterations of structure and function that characterize normal aging and investigations of how these adverse changes become risk factors for, or accompany, age-related conditions and disease states.

DAB Branches:

  • Genetics and Cell Biology Branch
  • Aging Physiology Branch
  • Biological Resources Branch

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

DBSR Branches:

Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) supports clinical and translational research on health and disease in the aged, and research on aging over the human life span, including its relationships to health outcomes. DGCG foci include translational research for the development of new interventions for age-related conditions, prevention and treatment of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly, and studies that help to promote evidenced based geriatric care and inform policies affecting older adults.

DGCG Branches:

  • Geriatrics Branch
  • Clinical Gerontology Branch
  • Clinical Trials Branch

Division of Neuroscience

The Division of Neuroscience (DN) supports basic, translational and clinical research and training to further the understanding not only of the dementias of old age, but also the neural and behavioral processes and mechanisms associated with the aging brain. Research foci include neuroplasticity, neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, neuropathogenesis of disease including contributions by pathogenic organisms, genetics and epidemiology, health disparity, drug target and discovery, imaging and diagnostics development, sleep disorders, cognition and affective neuroscience, sensory and motor changes, and cardiovascular involvement in brain aging and disease, An area of special emphasis is Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD).

DN Branches:

  • Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegeneration
  • Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience
  • Genetics and Populations
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics
(1st Breakout Session) Select one NIA Division most suited to your research interests:
(2nd Breakout Session) Select one NIA Division suited to your research interests:

Please ensure that you receive an automated email that confirms your successful registration. If you do not receive this confirmation, please check your spam or junk folder. Contact Andrea Griffin-Mann if you require technical assistance with registration. Thanks very much for your interest in the 2020 Director's Regional Meeting.