Blog post - Funding opportunity for research on chronic inflammation
August 13, 2014
Chronic inflammation increases with aging, and it is linked to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and cancer, as well as frailty and disability. The NIA is offering new funding for research on chronic inflammation. If you study...
Blog post - Alzheimer’s disease research & the U.S. NIH: what’s new?
July 30, 2014
International collaboration is vital to advancing Alzheimer’s disease research, from genetics to biomarkers to translational research. In a new blog post, Dr. Neil Buckholtz, Director of the Division of Neuroscience at NIA, speaks...
Blog post - new funding for health disparities research
July 23, 2014
New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty...
Blog post - women of color and career advancement
July 16, 2014
Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National...
Blog post - Go4Life, the NIA health education campaign
July 11, 2014
Research shows that older adults who are active have a lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, obesity, depression, and some cancers than their less fit peers. With leading experts on aging, exercise, and motivation...
Blog post - grant applicants and just-in-time information
June 26, 2014
Grant applicants sometimes receive emails from the NIH asking for additional information on their grant applications. These emails do not necessarily mean the grant will be funded. A new blog post by Dr. Robin Barr, Director of the NIA...
Blog post - genetics data available
June 18, 2014
A new scientific resource—genetics data on 78,000 participants—is now available to qualified researchers. Scientists studying diseases and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, insomnia,...
Blog post - popular posts of year 1
June 13, 2014
Over the past year, more than 25 staff members from the National Institute on Aging have shared their insights on the Inside NIA blog for researchers. This is a great time to catch up on our most popular posts. Want to see a particular...
Looking for programming for seniors?
June 11, 2014
Check out the new Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It’s an easy-to-use speaker’s guide—no prior knowledge or special training on the topic required. What’s...
Blog post - MDs are not applying for K awards
June 4, 2014
The NIA and the NIH have noticed that fewer physicians with MD degrees are applying for certain kinds of grants: career development awards, or K awards. These career development grants provide funding, help scientists set aside time to...
Registration open - June 4 webinar announcing major new study
June 3, 2014
Register now for the June 4 webinar. Every year roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the...
Recent NIA Grants (as of 6/2014)
June 3, 2014
Here are some of the latest NIH postings of grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as mechanisms of cerebral artery dysfunction with aging, analysis of long-term care in America, improving medication...
Recent NIA meetings, workshops
June 2, 2014
Science of Behavior Change: Harnessing Neuroplasticity for Behavior Change, Bethesda MD – September 23-24, 2013 This NIA-administered Common Fund meeting explored the value of identifying neurobiological targets and harnessing...
NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
June 2, 2014
NIA Director Richard J. Hodes discusses NIA's budget increase of $130 million for FY 2014. Welcome to this issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR, our periodic update on NIA policies,...
Alzheimer’s research news featured in spring 2014 Connections
May 30, 2014
The Spring 2014 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR),...