Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) supports clinical and translational research on health and disease in the aged, and research on aging over the human life span, including its relationships to health outcomes. DGCG foci include translational research for the development of new interventions for age-related conditions, prevention and treatment of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly, and studies that help to promote evidenced based geriatric care and inform policies affecting older adults.
Over the past years, DGCG-supported research has made advances regarding health issues facing the older population, and aging changes over the life span that affect prospects for healthy aging. New lines of research on these issues have been initiated.
Featured Funding Opportunities
Notice of Special Interest: Analyses of CALERIE Datasets and Biospecimens to Elucidate the Biological Effects and the Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Sustained Caloric Restriction in Humans
NIA issued a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to encourage analyses of the unique research resources generated by the CALERIE (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy) trial to improve our understanding of the effects of sustained caloric restriction (CR) in humans and its underlying mechanisms. NIA invites applications for innovative research (R01) projects and exploratory research (R21) projects which leverage the CALERIE Phase 2: 1) biological datasets and biospecimens and/or 2) the CALERIE Tracking System (CTS) behavioral database to address novel hypotheses. Learn more about this NOSI and please contact Chhanda Duta with any questions.