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2013 National Advisory Council on Aging's Evaluation of BSR

Every 4 to 5 years, a committee of the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) is tasked to review the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) to assess whether the overall performance and future trajectory of research being promoted and supported are appropriate. The Division’s most recent NACA Review was conducted in 2013. It concluded that BSR “…embraces multidisciplinary research, in particular the integration of the biological, social, and behavioral sciences in ways that are innovative and illuminating for topics relevant for the NIA,” and recommended four integrative research areas that merit high priority support by the Division.

The review committee was chaired by Drs. Laura Carstensen (Stanford University) and Jonathan Skinner (Dartmouth University). The full 2013 National Advisory Council on Aging's Evaluation of BSR (PDF, 786 KB) is available.