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Blog post - new funding for health disparities research

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New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty members with appropriate, rigorous projects can work with funded investigators to take advantage of this research funding opportunity.

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.

USA.gov features NIA publications

U S A dot gov blog postA new NIA guest post on the USA.gov blog describes how to plan ahead before a medical emergency: "No one ever plans to be sick or disabled. But being prepared for all kinds of health situations can make all the difference in an emergency." Linking to NIA publications, the post describes how to gather important papers and give consent for advance directives.

Blog post - funding policy and budget update

Cartoon of four people in conversation.The NIA updated its 2014 funding policy on March 20. In a new blog post, Robin Barr, director of the NIA Division of Extramural Activities, describes the funding policy, paylines, success rates, and how this year's funding compares to previous years.

Blog post - what's it like to do a postdoc at the NIA?

Cartoon of four people in conversation.Ever wondered what it's like to work for the National Institute on Aging? Postdoctoral fellow Jennifer Illuzzi has a new blog post about her NIA research job and how it differs from other opportunities available to scientists.

Blog post - support for researchers from diverse backgrounds

Cartoon of four people in conversation.NIA Deputy Director Dr. Marie A. Bernard has a new blog post about mentoring networks, funding opportunities, and support for researchers from diverse backgrounds. If you’re mentoring someone, or if you yourself are one of these junior investigators, you may be especially interested in her new post.

Blog post - moving research forward: creativity amid constraints

Cartoon of four people in conversation.The National Institute on Aging, like the rest of the NIH, faces a downturn in support for scientific research. In a new blog post, NIA Director Dr. Richard J.

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