Health Disparities

Following every meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging, we set about the task of fundi

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The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 Butler-Williams Scholars Program, NIA’s premier aging research training program. Apply by March 27, 2015, and encourage your contacts and friends to do the same.

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Blog post - supporting aging research in challenging times

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This is an extremely difficult time in aging research. Dr. Richard J. Hodes, NIA director, describes some of the challenges that lie ahead, as well as what the next fiscal year will bring. “While the scientific and fiscal challenges are very real, it is still an exciting time to be in aging and Alzheimer’s research,” writes Dr. Hodes.

Blog post - strengthen your research plan for a better score – dos and don’ts

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Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator in the Division of Neuroscience, describes common pitfalls to avoid when developing research plans for grant applications. The most common recommendation that he makes is to simplify the research plan.

Blog post - tune in to NIA Council webcast January 28

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The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging meets on January 28. Watch online from 8:00 AM to about 1:15 PM EST.

Blog post - what does it mean when a Program Announcement expires?

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"NIA funding announcements come with an expiration date," writes Dr. John Haaga in a new blog post. Dr. Haaga, deputy director of the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, explains what happens when a Program Announcement expires, covering questions such as:

OSP Scholar Spotlight: Dr. H. David Chae

Dr. H. David ChaeDr. H. David Chae is dedicating his career to investigating social and psychological determinants of health disparities for racial minority populations. His research examines leukocyte telomere length, a novel marker of cumulative life stress and systemic aging at the physiologic level.

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