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
This FOA, a collaborative initiative between the NIA Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) and the Division of Aging Biology (DAB), encourages applications to develop valid markers to assess the activity of fundamental aging mechanisms in humans that may influence the risk and progression of multiple aging conditions.
This FOA encourages both prospective studies and analyses of existing datasets, health and medical records, claims data, or other sources.
This FOA is uniquely focused on animal and clinical studies which involve comparisons between juvenile versus adult states or between stages of postnatal development to identify putative JPFs and their effects on aging.