Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: 09/2016

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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Posted on November 11, 2015 by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the... Read More
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Posted on November 4, 2015 by Chyren Hunter, Deputy Director and Training Officer, Division of Extramural Activities.

If you’ve been away from the lab for a while—caring for young children or aging parents, recovering from serious illness or injury, or serving in the military, to name just a few possible... Read More
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Posted on October 28, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Two recent blog posts illustrate the complex challenge to NIA in its current budget planning. On the one hand, we have launched a substantial “short-term, high-priority” R56 award program... Read More
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Posted on October 21, 2015 by Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience.

Imagine having access to more than 100 measures that can be used as a common currency across diverse study designs and settings. Imagine being able to evaluate participants in clinical studies with... Read More
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Posted on October 14, 2015 by Molly Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience.

In May 2015, the NIA released RFA-16-009, “Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research.” This RFA uses the R24 mechanism to build networks and enhance research infrastructure for... Read More
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