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Blog post - women of color and career advancement

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Women of color continue to face many challenges in science. Too often, they experience covert or overt racism and sexism in science classrooms and in research workplaces. In a new blog post, Marie Bernard, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Aging, relates how her own experiences encouraged her to get involved in the Women of Color Research Network at NIH.

Blog post - Go4Life, the NIA health education campaign

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Research shows that older adults who are active have a lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, obesity, depression, and some cancers than their less fit peers.

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Scientists suggest more research into link between aging, chronic disease

Blog post - encouraging older adults to participate in research

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Researchers tell us that recruiting older adults for research studies—especially older adults from underrepresented groups—is one of their greatest challenges.

Blog post - working with Congress

Cartoon of four people in conversation.The NIA recently hired someone new to help us work with Congress, outside groups, and others who would like to interact with NIA leadership. Dr. Marie A. Bernard, NIA deputy director explains that government agencies must have a point of contact for Members of Congress and their staff. "Legislation, including appropriations, affects all aspects of biomedical research," she writes.

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