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2018 Director's Regional Meeting slated for November 1 in Kansas City

NIA is sponsoring a regional meeting November 1, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS. We invite participants from your institution and departments to our one-day meeting on research and training for individuals new to aging research as well as those underrepresented in aging research.

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 apply. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

NIA Speakers

  • Richard Hodes, M.D., NIA Director
  • Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., Director, Office of Special Populations
  • Dr. René Etcheberrigaray, M.D., Sr. Scientific Advisor, Division of Extramural Activities
  • John Haaga, Ph.D., Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Felipe Sierra, Ph.D., Director, Division of Aging Biology
  • Evan Hadley, M.D., Director, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
  • Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Director, Division of Neurosciences
  • Kate Nagy, M.A., Deputy Director, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation

Regional Meeting Goals

  • Provide information on existing opportunities for research and training
  • Provide hands on technical assistance in grant writing
  • Solicit advice on the design of new research opportunities
  • Gain strategies for recruiting underrepresented students and investigators to aging research


There is no registration fee for the 2018 NIA Directors Regional Meeting on Aging Research. Click here to register for the meeting

There will be breakout sessions during the afternoon for participants to ask specific questions related to the NIA's research divisions and programs, training, and small business innovation research and small business technology transfer programs.

Federal Funds will not be used in the provision or facilitation of food or beverages. Conference participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for their own food and light refreshments.