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New Funding Opportunities from NIA

This alert links to all of the Funding Opportunity Announcements and Notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH in the previous month, giving researchers and trainees a heads up about what’s new. Read about the latest NIA Funding Opportunities and Notices (published in August 2020) by clicking on the links below: RFA-AG-21-020:Continue reading “New Funding Opportunities from NIA”

NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community

As part of the annual Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias events hosted by NIH, NIA was set to host the 2020 Dementia Care, Caregiving, and Services summit this past March. While the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing guidance kept us from hosting that meeting as planned, we have been hard at work thinking about howContinue reading “NIA Announces a Summer Virtual Meeting Series to Engage the Dementia Care Community”

Adapting to the “New Normal”of COVID-19

COVID-19: Adjusting to the “new normal” Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on AgingThe COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed how we live, work and learn. First and foremost, I want to assure everyone that the safety of older adults, a population known to be at high risk, is paramount to NIH and NIA leadership.  TheContinue reading “Adapting to the “New Normal”of COVID-19″

Is Clinical Research Right for You?

Every disease treatment prescribed today is the result of clinical research. These discoveries are not possible without volunteers. You can help move research forward by joining a trial or study. Check out this infographic to see if participating in clinical research is right for you: Visit the NIA to learn more about participating in clinicalContinue reading “Is Clinical Research Right for You?”

Flexible Funding for Bioethics of Aging Research

Back by popular demand: Funding supplements on bioethical issues in aging research Isis Mikhail, Health Scientist Administrator, Scientific Review Branch (SRB), and Kristina McLinden, Program Officer, Division of Neuroscience (DN) Genetics, data privacy, personalized medicine, end-of-life decision making, health disparities and palliative care. What do these have in common? When you combine those topics with theContinue reading “Flexible Funding for Bioethics of Aging Research”

Latest Cleared Concepts: An Early Heads-up for Savvy Scientists Seeking Funding

Cleared concepts: Early notification for future funding possibilities Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, Office of the Director (OD) NIA is happy to unveil our latest collection of cleared concepts for funding opportunity announcements. As presented at our recent National Advisory Council on Aging meeting, this first-of-2020 batch is a substantive set of ideas aimed atContinue reading “Latest Cleared Concepts: An Early Heads-up for Savvy Scientists Seeking Funding”

An Exciting Look Ahead at 2020!

Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging Ready for a new year of tackling the many opportunities and challenges in research on aging related biology, diseases, and wellness? NIA is off to another monumental start: Our FY2020 budget indicates continued congressional support for our work that is enabling unprecedented advances, including efforts to combatContinue reading “An Exciting Look Ahead at 2020!”

Appreciation and Advice From 16 years at NIA

John Haaga, Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR) Years ago, when my oldest child was getting ready to leave for college, I was enjoying some family time with him and his two younger siblings, and wistfully said, “There are so many things I should have told you and so much good advice IContinue reading “Appreciation and Advice From 16 years at NIA”

A Neighborhood Atlas of Socioeconomic and Health Data

Robin Barr, Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) At NIA, we know that achieving and maintaining good health is about more than biology. The neighborhoods where we live, work, play, worship and grow older play significant roles. Studying neighborhoods and their residents is a key step to advancing real-world health equities. The catch has been thatContinue reading “A Neighborhood Atlas of Socioeconomic and Health Data”