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  • 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...

  • Health disparities and aging—Winter 2014 LINKS: Minority Research & Training now online
    January 16, 2014

    The Winter 2014 issue of LINKS: Minority Research and Training is now available! In the latest issue: Learn about NIA’s annual summer institute on aging research, now named the Butler-Williams Scholars Program, and watch video...

  • Blog post - what can your NIA program officer do for you?
    January 8, 2014

    Program officers at the National Institute on Aging, and across the NIH, ensure that we are funding the best research projects, career development, and research training in the areas of science they cover. However, some grant applicants...

  • Connections e-newsletter features major Alzheimer’s clinical trials, research highlights
    December 23, 2013

    The Fall 2013 issue of Connections, the e-newsletter from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, is now available! In the latest issue: Read about two major clinical trials coming up, an Alzheimer...

  • Request for Information: Mechanisms of Physical Activity-Induced Health Benefits
    December 16, 2013

    Increased physical activity has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, insulin sensitivity, bone and muscle strength, and cognitive function. In addition, physical activity is...

  • NIA and NCCAM to co-host Twitter chat on Alzheimer’s and complementary health
    December 13, 2013

    What does the science say about dietary supplements and complementary and alternative health approaches for Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive health? While some dietary supplements have been marketed with claims that they...

  • Blog post - NIA interim payline update
    December 11, 2013

    Each year, the National Institute on Aging publishes a funding policy for medical research grant applications. This policy is of great interest to scientists and researchers seeking funding and others in the research community. The interim...

  • NIH offers new resources on Lewy body dementia and dementia research
    December 11, 2013

    Dementia, a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with independent living, has many possible causes. Two new publications from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explore the topic: Lewy Body Dementia: Information for...

  • Blog post - what's it like to do a postdoc at the NIA?
    December 6, 2013

    Ever wondered what it's like to work for the National Institute on Aging? Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Illuzzi has a new blog post about her NIA research job and how it differs from other opportunities available to scientists. "...

  • Blog post - support for researchers from diverse backgrounds
    November 20, 2013

    NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard has a new blog post about mentoring networks, funding opportunities, and support for researchers from diverse backgrounds. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these...

  • NIA meets with other federal agencies to address the problem of COPD
    November 18, 2013

    November is COPD Awareness Month and NIA staff and representatives of several other NIH ICs and agencies participated in a recent federal workshop on the disease. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the third leading cause of...

  • NIA seeks Senior Public Health Advisor
    November 14, 2013

    The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is currently recruiting for a Senior Public Health Advisor position. ABOUT THE NIA: The NIA conducts, fosters, and supports biomedical, social, and behavioral research and training pertaining to the...

  • Blog post - moving research forward: creativity amid constraints
    November 13, 2013

    The National Institute on Aging, like the rest of the NIH, faces a downturn in support for scientific research. In a new blog post, NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes explains how the sequester and the government shutdown have changed...