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  • NIA Director’s welcome, funding update
    June 3, 2013

    Welcome to another issue of Spotlight on Aging Research – SOAR. Since the last issue in February, a lot has been happening at the NIA and the NIH. I invite you to read SOAR for the latest policies, programs, and events. Specifically, let me...

  • 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 conducting...

  • Recent NIA Grants
    June 3, 2013

    Take a look at the latest grants awarded to expand the study of aging. They cover such diverse areas as formulation of a new treatment for wound healing in older people, mechanisms of aging in C. elegans, renewal of the Alzheimer’s Disease...

  • NIA supports studies of health needs of LGBT community
    May 29, 2013

    As the American population ages, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals ages 65 and older is also increasing. However, we know surprisingly little about unique health issues and needs that may pertain to this group...

  • A conversation with…Dr. Richard Suzman
    May 29, 2013

    Dr. Richard Suzman is director of the NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR), one of the largest funders of social science research in the country. He joined the NIA staff in 1983 and served previously as chief of Demography...

  • Bernard receives prestigious gerontology award
    May 29, 2013

    AGHE President Janet Frank with NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard. Photocredit: Gerontological Society of America NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard was named the 2013 winner of the Clark Tibbitts...

  • 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 persistent...

  • NAPA update: National Alzheimer’s Plan activities underway
    May 29, 2013

    The National Alzheimer’s Project Act of 2011 (NAPA) set ambitious goals for research, care, and services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The primary research goal is aimed at finding a way “to prevent and...

  • Memorial Butler lecture features studies in early Alzheimer’s diagnosis
    May 29, 2013

    Family, friends, colleagues, and the NIH scientific community celebrated the life of the NIA’s founding director May 8 at the Dr. Robert N. Butler Memorial Lecture. The lecture, part of the prestigious NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon...

  • At the intersection of arts and aging
    May 29, 2013

    Singing. Dancing. Painting. Acting. Playing a musical instrument. Creative writing. Many people enjoy some kind of arts activity. Whether it’s singing in a church choir, attending the performance of a play, visiting an art museum, or tap...

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