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Dr. Richard Hodes
Richard HODES,
Director,
Office of the Director (OD)
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The NIA funding line: A story with a multilayered plot

We published an updated funding line table a couple of weeks ago. As I thought about describing the changes in this post, what came to mind was something like the complicated plot structure of one of those Sunday-night PBS dramas. We have several themes percolating through that table. I’ll do my best to straighten them out for you.
Dr. Robin Barr
Robin BARR,
Director, DEA,
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
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San Francisco, here we come … to attend IAGG

We’re looking forward to the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 World Congress on July 23–27 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. IAGG is the largest worldwide meeting on aging, with more than 6,000 professionals in health and aging expected to attend. I’d like to highlight a handful of sessions that you may be particularly interested in, and where you’ll be able to catch up with NIA staff.
Dr. Marie Bernard
Marie BERNARD,
Deputy Director,
Office of the Director (OD)
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Touch base with NIH staff at AAIC!

National Institutes of Health staff are getting ready to attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 in London, where dementia researchers, clinicians, advocates, and health care providers from around the world will meet on July 16–20. Some 4,000 members of the Alzheimer’s community are expected to attend, and the NIH contingent hopes to connect with you there!
Eliezer Masliah
Eliezer MASLIAH,
Director,
Division of Neuroscience (DN)
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Seeking new approaches to pain management

The NIH Annual Pain Consortium Symposium recently took place on the NIH campus. The annual meeting, which highlights current knowledge and advances in pain research supported by the NIH and other agencies, was particularly timely, as pain management and the use of pain medications is a topic that has gripped the nation over the past year. It’s more critical than ever that we find new ways to evaluate and manage pain.
Basil Eldadah
Basil ELDADAH,
Supervisory Medical Officer,
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)
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Pragmatic clinical trials: Testing treatments in the real world

Do you know the difference between an explanatory and a pragmatic clinical trial? Many researchers are familiar with explanatory clinical trials, which look at the effectiveness of a particular intervention to improve health in a controlled setting. But what makes a clinical trial pragmatic?
Marcel SALIVE,
Health Scientist Administrator,
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)
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Building the next generation of biomedical researchers

The Grant Support Index. At the moment, if you bring up these words around NIH, you are guaranteed an extended conversation, meetings that run long and late, and strong emotions bubbling throughout. I suspect much the same is happening on many campuses.
Dr. Robin Barr
Robin BARR,
Director, DEA,
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
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Dr. Marie Bernard
Marie BERNARD,
Deputy Director,
Office of the Director (OD)
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Hail and farewell to a valued staff member

Dr. Nancy Nadon, chief of DAB’s Biological Resources Branch, is retiring next month, and I undertake this writing with very mixed feelings. On one hand, I’m elated that Nancy will now be able to fully enjoy the benefits of retirement. But on the other hand, I’m sad to see such a fair-minded and accomplished colleague leave the NIA.

Felipe SIERRA,
Director,
Division of Aging Biology (DAB)
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At long last—a budget!

The wait was long—but the news is good! If you’ve been following events on Capitol Hill, you already know this. NIH has received a $2 billion increase in budget for this fiscal year, reflecting much-appreciated bipartisan support for biomedical research. NIA’s own budget received a monster $400 million boost for Alzheimer’s-related research, and our budget for other research areas increased at the same percentage rate as the NIH budget.

Dr. Robin Barr
Robin BARR,
Director, DEA,
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
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Dr. Marie Bernard
Marie BERNARD,
Deputy Director,
Office of the Director (OD)
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