GEMSSTAR grant program for early career physicians now accepting applications
August 8, 2013
The NIA Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program provides research grant support to early-stage physicians seeking to bridge their clinical specialty with aging research. This...
NIH researchers find protein associated with mental health in mice and flies; separate study finds possible link in humans
August 5, 2013
The protein topoisomerase is considered the “magician of the DNA world.” It stabilizes DNA’s double helix structure during replication and repair, enabling DNA to unwind and then rewind without breaking. Topoisomerase,...
Blog post - preparing the next generation of researchers
July 24, 2013
The NIA summer training program builds the pipeline for the future biomedical research workforce. Our Summer Institute, just renamed the Butler-Williams Scholars Program, provides early to mid-career scientists with a unique opportunity...
New database helps clinicians, researchers find instruments to detect cognitive impairment in older adults
July 23, 2013
Evaluating the cognitive status of older patients in the primary care setting is one of the first steps in determining the cause of problems with memory, attention, and other aspects of thinking that can affect their health and well-being...
NIA Names Summer Research Training Program after Butler, Williams
July 19, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH has named its prestigious Summer Institute on Aging Research after NIA’s first two directors—Dr. Robert N. Butler and Dr. T. Franklin Williams. The week-long training program for...
LINKS newsletter highlights minority research and training initiatives, new NIA blog for researchers
July 10, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of LINKS: Minority Research & Training is now available online. This twice-yearly e-newsletter is part of NIA’s initiative to address health disparities and support scientists representing underserved...
Blog post - does my priority score mean I will get funded?
July 10, 2013
Maybe you are a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow, or a new junior faculty member. You have carefully crafted a fellowship grant application or a career development grant application. Now, you sit on pins and needles hoping to hear...
Tip sheets for Alzheimer’s caregivers now available as e-books
June 27, 2013
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be a tough job with many demands and challenges. To help, the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers more than 25 tip sheets—many now available...
Blog post - career development awards & fellowships: paylines, priorities
June 26, 2013
The NIA views support for research career development and pre and postdoctoral fellowship training as a priority. The availability of funds to support career development (K) and fellowship training (F, T, and NRSA) awards is critical to...
Dr. Owen Wolkowitz July 11 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) summer seminar
June 19, 2013
Subject: Dr. Owen Wolkowitz July 11 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) summer seminar When: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Title:...
Spotlight on Aging Research features budget update, global aging, arts
June 13, 2013
The June 2013 issue of Spotlight on Aging Research: News and Notes from the National Institute on Aging at NIH is now available! In the latest issue of this e-newsletter: Get funding news from NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes, read...
NIA seeks director for Office of Special Populations
June 3, 2013
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity within the Office of the Director. This position will serve as the Director for the Office of Special Populations. The NIA is responsible for...
Recent NIA meetings, workshops
May 29, 2013
Second Meeting of Reversibility Network, Bethesda, MD – February 26-27, 2013 This meeting explored the applicability of two concepts from the developmental literature to considerations of midlife reversibility of early-established...
Singleton, neurogenetics lab featured in NIH publication
May 29, 2013
Dr. Andrew Singleton, director of NIA’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics and branch chief of its Molecular Genetics Section, was recently featured in The Catalyst, the newsletter of the NIH Intramural Research Program. The article offers...
Population Association honors Hodes
May 29, 2013
On April 12, the Population Association of America (PAA) announced that NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes had been awarded the PAA Excellence in Public Service Award. Created in 2008, the award honors federal, state, and local policy makers...