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  • Lynn Hellinger retires
    December 31, 2011

    Lynn C. Hellinger, NIA’s director of management retired on December 31, 2011, after a decades-long career at NIH and as a federal manager. Ms. Hellinger was at the administrative helm of NIA since 2005, providing leadership on,...

  • J Taylor Harden retires
    December 31, 2011

    Dr. J Taylor Harden, who led efforts at NIA and in the research community nationwide to bring diversity to research and to the ranks of scientists conducting research on aging, retired from NIA on December 31. Since 1997, Dr. Harden was...

  • Former NIA Director Dr. T. Franklin Williams dies at 89
    December 1, 2011

    T. Franklin Williams, M.D., the second director of the National Institute on Aging, died on November 25, 2011, at his home in Rochester, New York. He would have been 90 years old on November 26. Dr. Williams is credited with bringing to...

  • Pilot trial of insulin nasal-spray for Alzheimer’s yields promising results
    September 12, 2011

    Results of a pilot clinical trial show a nasal-spray form of insulin delayed memory loss and preserved cognition in people with cognitive deficits that range from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to moderate Alzheimer’s disease....

  • White House, UK include NIA in collaboration
    May 25, 2011

    A joint statement from the U.S. and United Kingdom on collaborations in higher education, science and innovation cites the NIA’s role in the development of measures on subjective wellbeing. The statement noted the potential for such...

  • 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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