“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy
Our mission at NIA is to support and train scientists in aging research to promote healthy aging and improved care for individuals in our communities. To do so, we believe it is vital to build a diverse and inclusive scientific environment where innovative ideas and solutions can emerge.
Although knowledge of Alzheimer’s biology has advanced tremendously during the past three decades, many efforts to develop effective drugs or treatments have been unsuccessful.
Though growing numbers of Americans can celebrate birthdays that begin to approach the triple digits, advanced age has its challenges, too.
NIA sets a high priority on expanding the number of researchers focused on aging-related diseases and other health concerns. To help develop our next generation of scientists, we are participating in the NIH Research Enhancement (R15) Award program.
New NIH inclusion policy promises better representation of research participants across the age spectrum
Starting this year, a new NIH inclusion policy mandates that participants of all ages be included in human subjects research, unless there is a scientific or ethical reason for exclusion of any age category.
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While Alzheimer’s disease often is in the spotlight as the most common cause of dementia in older adults, the “ADRDs” or Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias, are also a vital and urgent part of our research agenda.
As the number of older people increases worldwide, the need for scientists and clinicians in aging research is greater than ever. To fulfill our mission of enhancing the pool of researchers in aging, NIA participates in a broad span of training programs.