Blog post - percentiling of grant applications
April 9, 2014
Different kinds of NIA grant applications receive different kinds of scores when they are reviewed. Some applications get a percentile rank, while others get a priority score. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural...
Blog post - a valuable data resource: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
April 2, 2014
The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, or BLSA, is one of the world’s longest running studies of aging. Started in 1958, the BLSA enrolls healthy volunteers ages 20 years and older and follows them longitudinally—for life...
Blog post - funding policy and budget update
March 26, 2014
The NIA updated its 2014 funding policy on March 20. In a new blog post, Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes the funding policy, paylines, success rates, and how this year's funding compares to...
Blog post - coming to the US to do science at NIA intramural
March 19, 2014
Postdoctoral fellow Davide Guerrieri left Italy three years ago to start his research fellowship at the National Institute on Aging labs in Baltimore, Maryland. "Doing science, living abroad, and learning how to speak and think in a...
Video of February 26 Council meeting now available
March 6, 2014
The National Advisory Council on Aging met on February 26, 2014, and the video recording of the meeting is now available. The agenda and other meeting materials are also available. To learn more about what the National Advisory Council on...
Blog post - NIA's support of LGBT research
March 5, 2014
Researchers know relatively little about the health of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. When it comes to research on aging, these communities are significantly under-studied. In a new blog post, Kate Nagy of...
Blog post - watch NIA Council videocast May 21, 2014
February 26, 2014
The National Advisory Council on Aging is holding one of its thrice yearly meetings today. Did you know you can watch online? The next meeting is on May 21, 2014, from about 8am to 3pm EST, so please save the date. Dr. Robin Barr, director...
Blog post - how to contact your NIA program officer
February 19, 2014
Researchers sometimes wonder when and how to communicate with staff at the National Institute on Aging. "I hope you’re not agonizing over whether now is the right moment or whether your message will be well received,"...
Blog post - NIA budget update
February 12, 2014
Last month, Congress and the President finalized NIA's budget for the fiscal year. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, has a new blog post about what this means for the aging and Alzheimer's disease research community. He explains...
Blog post - what is NIA's Office of Special Populations?
February 5, 2014
NIA's Office of Special Populations promotes research on health disparities, career development for a more diverse research workforce, and additional priorities. Dr. Carl V. Hill, new director of the Office of Special Populations,...
NIH highlights Alzheimer’s research progress
February 4, 2014
A new online report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) highlights recent progress in NIH-supported Alzheimer’s disease research. Prepared annually by NIA, the latest report—2012-2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress...
First technical assistance webinar, March 6: "Options for New Investigators"
January 30, 2014
"Options for New Investigators: Grant Mechanisms," the first in a series of Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the NIA Office of Special Populations was Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EST. The purpose...
Blog post - are impact ratings random?
January 29, 2014
Applicants sometimes ask us if grant reviewers can really determine which grant applications are the very best. When only a small proportion of applications can be funded, can the NIH scientific peer review process identify the very...
Blog post - Dr. Schlessinger on 50 years in genetics research
January 22, 2014
Dr. David Schlessinger shares reflections on the birth of a new science, molecular biology, and his more than 50 years in genetics research. "When I first entered my mentor Jim Watson’s office as a graduate student in ancient...
Blog post - eligibility criteria change for NIA scientific resources
January 17, 2014
Have you seen the new rules for investigators using NIA biological resources? Dr. Nancy Nadon, Program Officer of the Biological Resources Program and Chief of the Biological Resources Branch in the Division of Aging Biology explains the...