Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: 08/2016

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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Posted on October 7, 2015 by Neil Buckholtz, Director, Division of Neuroscience.

Our nation is focused as never before on investing resources—in time, talent, and treasure—to find effective treatments for this devastating disorder called Alzheimer’s disease (AD... Read More
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Posted on September 30, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Some years ago, an admissions officer at a highly competitive East Coast university declared to visiting parents and children trawling through a college tour that this institution could bypass its... Read More
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Posted on September 16, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Everyone who is anyone is going to be at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), including many of NIA’s senior and program staff. If you want the most up-to-date information on NIA... Read More
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