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Oldies but goodies from 2015

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As we hope most of you know, the big news of 2016 so far is the increase in the NIA budget. We’re very excited about the many opportunities in aging research that will be possible because of these extra funds.

As we flesh out new funding opportunities and wait for applications in response to existing announcements, we thought we would reprise a few interesting posts from the last few months in case you missed them. If you missed a few, now is your chance to catch up.

The NIH Toolbox®: Setting a standard for biomedical research

October 21, 2015 – Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience

Want to build a better clinical study? Use the NIH Toolbox® to measure motor, emotional, sensory, and cognitive function in people aged 3 – 85. The toolbox, now available for use on an iPad, It provides 104 well-validated measures and normative data in English and Spanish.

Translating research into action: Go4Life Month promotes exercise

September 2, 2015 – Chhanda Dutta, Chief, Clinical Gerontology Branch, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

Go4Life, NIA’s exercise and physical activity campaign is popular with many older adults across the country and more older people are becoming more active every day. Find out how you can involve these motivated older people in research to learn more about specific topic areas.

Aging biology and health disparities research: Team science for pathways to discovery

August 19, 2015 – Carl V. Hill, Director, Office of Special Populations

Carl Hill and Felipe Sierra discuss opportunities for basic researchers to get involved in health disparities research.