Blog post - supporting aging research in challenging times
February 18, 2015
This is an extremely difficult time in aging research. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, describes some of the challenges that lie ahead, as well as what the next fiscal year will bring. “While the scientific and fiscal challenges are very...
NIA seeks director for Division of Neuroscience
February 13, 2015
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of...
Blog post - payline update
February 11, 2015
Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities, explains what the recently announced NIA payline means for potential applicants and sheds light on NIA’s future funding outlook for the remainder of the year. Read the full blog...
Blog post - summer training in aging research—now accepting applications
February 4, 2015
The application period for the Summer Training in Aging Research Program is now underway. Students accepted into the program will get a unique, hands-on experience alongside NIA investigators and scientists in the labs of NIA’s Intramural...
Use of anticholinergic drugs linked to higher dementia risk
February 3, 2015
Older adults who take anticholinergic drugs, which are commonly prescribed for a wide range of health conditions, may be at significantly higher risk of developing dementia—and the greater the use of the drugs, the higher the potential risk....
Blog post - strengthen your research plan for a better score – dos and don’ts
January 28, 2015
Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator in the Division of Neuroscience, describes common pitfalls to avoid when developing research plans for grant applications. The most common recommendation that he makes is to simplify the research plan. Read...
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...