Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard
January 22, 2015
During the winter, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature that may lead to many health problems, such as a...
Blog post - tune in to NIA Council webcast January 28
January 21, 2015
The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging meets on January 28. Watch online from 8:00 AM to about 1:15 PM EST. Dr. Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes plans for the meeting in a new blog post,...
NIA Office of Special Populations Celebrates Native American Heritage Month
January 14, 2015
Historian Gabrielle Tayac, Ph.D., spoke at a Native American Heritage Month Celebration Nov. 12 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The talk was part of the “Healing Our Community Through Narrative: The Power...
Blog post - what does it mean when a Program Announcement expires?
January 14, 2015
"NIA funding announcements come with an expiration date," writes Dr. John Haaga in a new blog post. Dr. Haaga, deputy director of the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, explains what happens when a Program Announcement...
Blog post - diversity training and health disparities research
January 7, 2015
In a new blog post, Dr. Carl V. Hill, director of the NIA Office of Special Populations, describes new activities that help foster diversity in the research workforce. "This funding can help us reach goals of increasing racial diversity in the...
Blog post - NCRAD offers genetic samples and data vital to Alzheimer’s research
December 18, 2014
Dr. Creighton Phelps, Deputy Director of the Division of Neuroscience, has a new blog post about the NIA-funded National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease, or NCRAD. "Identifying the genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease and...
Blog post - non-coding RNAs
December 15, 2014
Dr. Yannis Grammatikakis is a postdoctoral fellow in the RNA Regulation Section of the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program. In a new post for the NIH i am intramural blog, he discusses non-coding ribonucleic acid, or RNA, and its...
Blog post - funding and multiple chronic conditions research
December 11, 2014
The NIA has long been interested in understanding the role of aging on the development and progression of specific chronic diseases. More recently, we’ve begun to try to understand why two or more conditions might occur together in older...
NIH-commissioned report highlights disability among older population
December 10, 2014
Almost 16 million Americans aged 65 and older report having at least one disability, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF, 1.5M), commissioned and funded by the NIA. This is the first Census report on disabilities among older...
Blog post - interim paylines
December 3, 2014
The NIA has announced interim paylines for fiscal year 2015. Grant applicants and the research community are often very interested in these paylines and funding policies. At this time, the NIA is funding to the 5th percentile for research grants,...