Leadership changes in NIA’s Division of Neuroscience
May 13, 2014
Phelps, Ryan appointed to new roles NIA’s Division of Neuroscience recently announced the appointment of two long-serving staff members to new leadership positions. Dr. Creighton (Tony) Phelps recently appointed...
Longevity gene may boost brain power
May 9, 2014
Scientists showed that people who have a variant of a longevity gene, called KLOTHO, have improved brain skills such as thinking, learning and memory regardless of their age, sex, or whether they have a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's...
USA.gov features NIA publications
May 5, 2014
A new NIA guest post on the USA.gov blog describes how to plan ahead before a medical emergency: "No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. But being prepared for all kinds of health situations can make all the difference in an emergency....
JOB OPPORTUNITY at the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research
May 5, 2014
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is recruiting a dynamic and experienced psychological or behavioral scientist with academic training and expertise related to behavioral medicine, mechanisms of behavior change, and the design and conduct of...
Blog post - encouraging older adults to participate in research
April 30, 2014
Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults for research studies—especially older adults from underrepresented groups—is one of their greatest challenges. Dr. Nina Silverberg, assistant director of the Alzheimer’s Disease...
Blog post - new resubmission policy
April 23, 2014
The NIH recently issued a new resubmission policy for grant applications. After an unsuccessful A1 submission (or A0 submission) investigators may submit a similar application as a new (A0) application. NIH will not review the new submission for...
Blog post - working with Congress
April 16, 2014
The NIA recently hired someone new to help us work with Congress, outside groups, and others who would like to interact with NIA leadership. Dr. Marie A. Bernard, NIA deputy director explains that government agencies must have a point of contact for...
Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia
April 15, 2014
Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass often associated with weakness, is a commonly recognized cause of disability in older people. However, without consensus on ways to specifically measure this condition, the development of interventions for...
Dr. Matthew Gillman May 1 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar
April 15, 2014
Subject: Dr. Matthew Gillman May 1 at the GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) spring seminar When: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, NIH Title: "Developmental Origins of Health and Disease:...
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 Activities,...