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Join NIA December 7 for our Director’s Regional Meeting

Patricia Jones
Patricia JONES,
Office of Special Populations (OSP)

NIA Director’s Regional Meetings provide an opportunity for our leadership to visit with researchers in parts of the country that may not historically have received significant NIA funding. The goal is to encourage investigators in all career stages to learn more about our scientific priorities and ultimately join the aging research community.

NIA will host the 2020 NIA Director’s Regional Meeting virtually on December 7 in partnership with Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While we won’t be onsite in Tennessee, our interactive virtual conference will still provide a forum for scientists to better understand aging research from a range of perspectives and disciplines, and how to apply for NIA funding.

Connect with NIA leadership

During this exciting event, we will offer a suite of presentations and an opportunity for scientists to meet division leadership and ask questions about aging research and related funding opportunities. The conference will be of particular interest to those new to the field of aging research and provide an environment that promotes interactive and motivating discussion. All participants will be invited to share comments, ideas, and experiences. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting with so many outstanding researchers from the "Music City"!

NIA Speakers for the 2020 Director’s Regional Meeting

During the program, we will describe the NIH grant application process along with current NIA research priorities, and the division leaders will provide updates about their respective scientific areas. We will also host virtual breakout sessions in which attendees will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about NIA's research divisions and programs, training, and small business funding.

Register now to attend!

There is no fee to attend this meeting, but participants must register online in advance. We appreciate the collaborative efforts of Drs. James E. K. Hildreth, Anil Shanker, and Consuelo H. Wilkins in planning this event. We look forward to “seeing” you on December 7 and learning about the exciting research happening in Tennessee!

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Submitted by Michael G Harrington on November 10, 2020

I want to learn more about NIA research funding opportunities and areas of interest to NIA. Especially as we start a new study that aims at 50% African American enrollment.

Submitted by jean keller on November 10, 2020

I am interested in the training program.

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