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  • Luigi Ferrucci named NIA scientific director
    May 24, 2011

    Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known geriatrician and gerontologist, has been named NIA’s new Scientific Director, effective May 8, 2011. Dr. Ferrucci has served in NIA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) as...

  • Updated Funding Policy Expands Research Opportunities
    May 21, 2011

    NIA has posted new funding policies for FY 2011 for established, new, and early-stage investigators. Research grant applications requesting less than $500,000 in direct costs will be paid through the 11th percentile, and RPGs seeking $500,...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Gene D. Cohen
    November 8, 2010

    Dr. Gene D. Cohen, former NIA deputy director and acting NIA director from 1988 to 1993, died November 7 at his home in Kensington, MD, after a long battle with cancer. “We will remember Gene Cohen as a talented and dedicated...

  • Open Letter from the NIA Director to the Research Community
    October 25, 2010

    In recent months, many of you have expressed increasing concern about the reduced pay line and success rates for aging research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). I recognize the impact that the situation is having on established...

  • In Memoriam: Robert N. Butler, M.D.
    July 5, 2010

    Dr. Robert N. Butler, NIA’s founding director, died July 4, 2010. He was 83. Dr. Butler leaves behind an unparalleled professional and personal legacy. There was no greater champion for older people and for the research and policies...

  • Social Security's Compassionate Allowance Program now includes early-onset Alzheimer's disease, mixed dementia
    June 15, 2010

    People with early-onset Alzheimer's disease and "mixed dementias" are now eligible to receive social security benefits more quickly, thanks to an expansion of the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) Compassionate...

  • Reduced protein in cerebrospinal fluid may affect age-related cognitive decline
    October 15, 2009

    Reduction of a protein in cerebrospinal fluid called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is associated with age-related cognitive decline, report scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The study...

  • In Memoriam: Robert Katzman, M.D.
    April 15, 2009

    The Alzheimer's disease (AD) research community lost a legendary figure and guiding light on September 16, 2008, when Dr. Robert Katzman, 82, died at his home in La Jolla, CA, after a long illness. He was professor emeritus of...

  • In Memoriam: Leon Thal, M.D.
    February 9, 2007

    Dr. Leon Thal, one of the world’s leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease and the head of the National Insitute on Aging’s (NIA) clinical trials consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS),...

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