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Workforce: Train AD/ADRD research and clinical health professionals (Milestone 11.J)

In Progress

Timeline Start - End

2016 - 2027

Research Implementation Area

Enabling Technologies and Disease Monitoring

AD-Related Dementias Focus

Promote education and training on multiple etiology cognitive impairment and dementia to increase the dementia capable workforce, advance researchers including from groups underrepresented in science, and foster inclusive research practices.

Success Criteria

  • National AD/ADRD training program for researchers and healthcare professionals that fosters an inclusive workforce and research environment, focuses on multiple etiology cognitive impairment and dementia and its relationship to AD/ADRD diagnoses, and training on rigorous approaches to AD/ADRD research including in groups that experience health disparities.

Summary of Key Accomplishments

NIH's AD/ADRD program actively incentivizes, encourages, and seeks opportunities to develop research and training programs as key elements of the organization's mission and has established six new institutional training programs since 2020 (PAR-18-524 and PAR-22-021). The NIA and NINDS are engaged with various initiatives to support diverse perspectives in all levels of AD/ADRD research and clinical training and have created two new funding opportunities to assist postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds to transition to independent faculty positions conducting AD/ADRD research.

The key accomplishments summary is current as of July 2022.

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