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The first cleared concepts for FY 2018

Marie BERNARD, Deputy Director, Office of the Director (OD)
The National Advisory Council on Aging met here on the NIH campus on September 26–27. Among several actions by the Council was the approval of eight new concepts for Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). The lively discussion around these concepts is always one of the highlights of this two-day meeting, with conversations and conjecture often continuing into the corridors.

Join Us for the NIA Council Meeting Tomorrow

Robin BARR, Director, DEA, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

If it’s September, it must be Council! It’s that time again! The public session of NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging is taking place tomorrow starting at 8:00 a.m., Eastern time. The meeting agenda and materials are available online. You can watch the archived videocast here: https://videocast.nih.gov/ in a few days. Read the full blog post.

NIA budget, featured research highlights January NACA meeting

Robin BARR, Director, DEA, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

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 Hodes will provide some general background information on the FY 2016 budget for NIH and NIA. The session will also include NIH updates on research policy, as well as new scientific findings.

Be there or be square! The NACA meeting is the place to be.

Robin BARR, Director, DEA, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

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’s budget and funding, scientific program activities, and research highlights, tune in and join us for the National Advisory Council on Aging meeting tomorrow morning.

Strategic Directions for Research on Aging

Richard HODES, Director, Office of the Director (OD)

Like many other Institutes at NIH, the NIA assesses and updates its research directions every few years. This exercise is an important one, resulting in a Strategic Directions document that helps set and communicate priorities for the Institute and for aging research. We are updating our Strategic Directions, and I am seeking your input.

Save-the-date: on May 21, 2014, tune in to NIA Council webcast

Robin BARR, Director, DEA, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging is holding one of its thrice yearly meetings today. Did you know you can watch online? The next meeting is on May 21, 2014, from about 8am to 3pm EST. Please save the date! We invite you to tune in, so I hope you'll mark it on your calendar. How do I catch up on today's meeting?

How to find the best parts of our Council minutes

Robin BARR, Director, DEA, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

Our National Advisory Council on Aging meets three times a year to consider grant applications and programs and make recommendations. If you’re like most people, you have never bothered to look at the meeting materials available online. But Council materials contain critical information about research priorities and future directions for NIA. If you never look at them, you are missing out on information that might be useful for your next grant application.