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Inside NIA Archives: 02/2016

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Michele Evans, Chief, Health Disparities Research Section, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences.

Each summer, NIA’s Intramural Research Program opens its lab doors to students for an 8- to 10-week intensive research experience. The Summer Training in Aging Research (STAR) Program is an... Read More
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Posted on February 3, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Back when the millennium was still new, NIH held high to the lofty principle that a commitment was a commitment. We paid our non-competing awards at their full level. Then came the dark days of sub-... Read More
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Posted on January 27, 2016 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Every week, the NIA blog brings you important information on funding, grants, scientific resources, and other topics of interest to researchers. Is there a particular topic you’d like us to... Read More
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Posted on January 20, 2016 by Felipe Sierra, Director, Division of Aging Biology.

At the conclusion of the 2013 Summit on “Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Healthspan and Chronic Disease,” several participants asked me if this was to be a yearly event. It would... Read More
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Posted on January 13, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Next week, NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will hold its first meeting of 2016. The January 20 public session promises to be particularly interesting. NIA Director Dr. Richard... Read More
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Posted on January 6, 2016 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

As we begin the new calendar year, I am happy to discuss exciting news about the NIH and NIA budgets for fiscal year 2016. As many of you probably know by now, on December 18, President Obama signed... Read More
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Posted on December 16, 2015 by John Williams, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Aging Biology.

We all know that exercise and physical activity is good for us. Regular physical activity helps just about everything—from cardiovascular health to weight loss to blood sugar control to bone... Read More
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Posted on December 9, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Those of you with really long memories for a forgettable blog will remember that I raised a question at the end of that post: Could a policy affecting all investigators (the NIH policy change to... Read More
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Posted on December 2, 2015 by Nalini Raghavachari, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

We know that aging is influenced by how genetic and environmental factors interact, with genetics contributing substantially to healthy aging and exceptional longevity in people in current... Read More
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Posted on November 18, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had volunteered for an NIH committee looking at ways to reduce the average age of investigators funded on R01s. With the help of Rene Etcheberrigaray and Chuck... Read More
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