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...